Experienced home buyers know that one of the first-steps in beginning a successful search for a new house is taking a hard,
objective look at finances. Determining how much money you can dedicate to the purchase of your new house affects almost every
aspect of buying a new home - including how we write the offer, which mortgage
programs you will qualify for, shopping for the best mortgage loan and which homes are truly in
your price range.
Here are the questions that each home buyer should ask:
The 28/36 Rule
No more than 28% of your gross income can be applied to your mortgage, real estate taxes and insurance. And no more than 36% of your
gross income can be applied to your mortgage expenses plus your regular debt expenses (car payments, credit cards, other loans, etc.).
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