## How much should you make to afford a 300k house?

The oldest rule of thumb says you can typically afford a home priced two to three times your gross income.

So, if you earn $100,000, you can typically afford a home between $200,000 and $300,000.

## Can I afford a 300k house on a 100k salary?

Some experts suggest that you can afford a mortgage payment as high as 28% of your gross income. If true, a couple who earn a combined annual salary of $100,000 can afford a monthly payment of about $2,300/month. That could translate to a $450,000 loan, assuming a 4.5% 30-year fixed rate.

## How much should I make to afford a 350k house?

Income to Afford a $350,000 House

Down Payment | 3.75% | 4.50% |
---|---|---|

$0 | $69,467 | $76,003 |

$17,500 | $65,994 | $72,203 |

$35,000 | $62,521 | $68,403 |

$52,500 | $59,047 | $64,602 |

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## How do people afford houses?

Choose a 15-year fixed-rate conventional loan. Be sure your monthly mortgage payment is no more than 25% of your take-home pay. Put at least 10% down—but 20% is even better! Pay for closing costs and moving expenses with cash.