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The 36% Rule

Gross Income | 28% of Monthly Gross Income | 36% of Monthly Gross Income |
---|---|---|

$20,000 | $467 | $600 |

$30,000 | $700 | $900 |

$40,000 | $933 | $1,200 |

$50,000 | $1,167 | $1,500 |

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## Can you get a mortgage making 20 000 a year?

At $20,000 a year in income, you are making $1,666 a month. Switching to a 5–1 ARM would drop your initial core mortgage payment down to $900 a month or still more than half your gross income before even considering property taxes and insurance. Even if you can get this mortgage, doing so is probably a very bad idea.

## How much income do I need for a 200k mortgage?

This rule says that your mortgage payment (which includes property taxes and homeowners insurance) should be no more than 28% of your pre-tax income, and your total debt (including your mortgage and other debts such as car or student loan payments) should be no more than 36% of your pre-tax income.

## How much do I need to make to buy a 250k house?

To afford a house that costs $250,000 with a down payment of $50,000, you’d need to earn $43,430 per year before tax. The monthly mortgage payment would be $1,013. Salary needed for 250,000 dollar mortgage.

## What can you afford with 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.