How much house can you afford?

Tell us how much you make, how much you've got for a downpayment, and your debt, and find out how far to stretch when home hunting.

HOME AFFORDABILITY
About this calculator:


To arrive at an "affordable" home price, we followed the guidelines of most lenders. We've allowed a total debt-to-income ratio of no more than 36 percent. And we have assumed a housing payment-to-income ratio of 28% for our conservative estimate, and 33 percent for the aggressive one. Before buying, however, you should also factor in other savings needs, including retirement and college.

ASSUMPTIONS: We've assumed a 30-year mortgage term, annual property tax of $3,500 and homeowners insurance of $481 -- the national average. And we do not factor in private mortgage insurance, which you'll owe if your downpayment is less than 20 percent of the purchase price. It averages from $50 to $80 per month. Plug in your own numbers for more tailor-made results.

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Enter income/mortgage info
Gross annual income:
Downpayment amount:
Monthly debt:
(eg. student loan, credit card payments)
Mortgage rate:  %
Annual property taxes:
Annual homeowner insurance:
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RESULTS
  CONSERVATIVE AGGRESSIVE
Maximum house
price:
Loan amount:
Monthly mortgage
payment:
Taxes/homeowner
insurance:
Total monthly payment:
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