Input your budget information below to calculate a monthly mortgage payment you can afford.

Fill in both your annual gross income and your monthly net income below.

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Your annual gross income is the amount you earn in a year before any taxes or withholdings are taken out.

Includes:

  • Your income
  • Other co-borrower's income
  • Rental properties
  • Investments
  • Child support/alimony
  • Other

$ /mo.

Your monthly net income is the amount you take home after taxes and withholdings (e.g., health insurance, 401k contributions or other deductions from your paycheck).

Includes:

  • Your income
  • Other co-borrower's income
  • Rental properties
  • Investments
  • Child support/alimony
  • Other

Track your ongoing monthly expenses here, as well as how much you're saving each month (other than for a house).

Please note: If you do not enter expenses, your results may not be accurate.

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$ /mo.

Includes:

  • Heat (gas, fuel, etc.)
  • Electricity
  • Water and sewer
  • Other

$ /mo.

Includes:

  • Home phone
  • Mobile phone
  • Internet
  • Cable/satellite

$ /mo.

Includes:

  • Health
  • Auto
  • Life
  • Other

$ /mo.

Includes:

  • Groceries
  • Eating out
  • House cleaning service
  • Clothing
  • Other entertainment

$ /mo.

Includes:

  • Child care
  • School/tuition
  • Child support/alimony

$ /mo.

Includes:

  • Vacation
  • Travel expenses
  • Gas
  • Auto maintenance
  • Pet expenses
  • Other

$ /mo.

Includes:

  • Rainy day funds
  • Retirement
  • Home repair projects
  • College
  • Other

Indicate how much you put toward loans or credit card payments each month.

$ /mo.

Includes:

  • Credit cards
  • Auto loans
  • Department store cards
  • Personal loans
  • Gas cards
  • Other loans
Please Note:

Your debt may exceed the recommended values at this time. Learn more in our article What you make vs. what you owe or contact a Lending Specialist for additional information.

Please Note:

Based on your inputs, your debt and expenses exceed your income at this time. Please contact a Lending Specialist for additional information

Monthly mortgage payment

(includes principal, interest, taxes, insurance and HOA fees)

What you can afford:

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Recommended maximum payment if you reduce debt:

Recommended maximum payment if you reduce expenses:

Recommended maximum payment if you reduce debt and expenses:

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This scenario is based on what you can afford.

When you're thinking about buying a new home, ask yourself, “How much should I borrow?” instead of, “How much could I borrow?” It's an important distinction: Rather than focusing on the largest loan amount you could possibly get from a mortgage. This approach focuses on the amount that fits your budget.

Please note: You did not enter any values for debt, which may affect the accuracy of your results. (To input values, return to debt and recalculate.)

Please note: You did not enter any values for expenses, which may affect the accuracy of your results. (To input values, return to expenses and recalculate.)

Please note: You did not enter any values for debt or expenses, which may affect the accuracy of your results. (To input values, return to debt or expenses and recalculate.)

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This scenario is based on the recommended maximum payment you could comfortably afford if you reduce your debt by 0 $ and expenses by 0 $.

Review your debt and expenses to determine whether reductions are possible.

This scenario is based on the recommended maximum payment you could comfortably afford if you reduce your expenses by 0 $.

Review your expenses to determine whether reductions are possible.

This scenario is based on the recommended maximum payment you could comfortably afford if you reduce your debt by 0 $.

Review your debt to determine whether reductions are possible.

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maximum payment
if you reduce debt
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Debt$0/mo. Info Button
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maximum mortgage
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income taxes &
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How is this calculated?

Based on industry standards, your debt-to-income ratio (DTI), which is comprised of your monthly mortgage payment plus any existing monthly debts, is recommended to be 36% or less of your gross monthly income, and your mortgage payment is recommended to be 28% or less of your gross monthly income.
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Gross monthly income

Your monthly gross income is the amount you earn each month before any taxes or withholdings are taken out.

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What you can afford

What you can afford is an estimated amount based on what you have entered for your income, debt and expenses.

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Maximum you can afford by reducing debt

This is the recommended maximum amount you could afford if you were able to reduce your debt by the amount shown above.

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Debt

Your debt in this case reflects the monthly amount you entered that goes toward any credit card payments (e.g., purchases made with major credit cards like a Mastercard or Visa, or credit cards from a department store, gas station, etc.) and loan payments (such as school loans or the loan on your car).

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Modified debt

This number reflects your amount of debt after you have reduced it by the recommended amount, in order to be able to afford a higher monthly mortgage payment.

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Recommended maximum mortgage payment plus debt

This amount is based on the industry standard that your debt-to-income ratio (DTI), which is comprised of your monthly mortgage payment plus any existing monthly debts, is recommended to be 36% or less of your gross monthly income.

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Expenses, income taxes & withholdings

This amount is based on what you entered for expenses like food, entertainment and clothing; plus any income tax or withholdings taken out of your paycheck.

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Remaining

This is the amount of your gross monthly income that is left over after factoring in a monthly payment you can comfortably afford and your debt, expenses, income taxes and withholdings.