How much home can you afford?
Some factors used to determine that amount:
Credit Score/Rating – The higher your credit score, the more likely you’ll qualify for a lower interest rate.
Interest Rate – The lower your interest rate, the more money you can borrow at the same monthly loan payment amount.
Down Payment – The more money you can pay up front, the less your loan amount will be. Additionally, if your down payment is 20% or more of the property value, you will not need to pay mortgage insurance, resulting in lower monthly mortgage-related expenses.
Debt-To-Income Ratios – There are two debt-to-income ratios that are used to determine your maximum loan amount:
Housing ratio (or front-end ratio) is the percentage of your gross monthly income that is dedicated to paying your monthly mortgage-related expenses (principal and interest, property taxes, homeowner’s insurance, mortgage insurance). Generally, this ratio should be 28% or lower.
Total debt ratio (or back-end ratio) determines the percentage of your gross monthly income that is used to pay your combined monthly debts (mortgage-related expenses, credit cards, car loans, student loans, child support, etc.). Generally, this ratio should be 36% or lower.
Call today to learn more about how much home you can afford to buy!
Sarah Highland
Sarah Highland
Senior Loan Officer
NMLS ID #408785
Cell 361-739-7394
Fax 866-896-8368
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Third Coast Home Loans, LLC
Third Coast Home Loans, LLC
5337 Yorktown Blvd #303 - Corpus Christi, TX 78413
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Third Coast Home Loans, LLC, NMLS ID #1013927 (
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