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## What percentage of your income should you spend on mortgage?

28 percent

## What is a reasonable mortgage payment?

One rule of thumb says that most homeowners can afford a property that’s between 2 and 2 ½ times their annual gross income. Some experts take the position that you should spend no more than 28 percent of your gross income on your mortgage payment, including principal, interest, taxes and insurance.

## What is the 28 36 rule?

The 28/36 rule states that a household should spend a maximum of 28% of its gross monthly income on total housing expenses; it should spend no more than 36% on total debt service, including housing and other debt such as car loans.

## How do you calculate monthly payments?

**To calculate the monthly payment, convert percentages to decimal format, then follow the formula:**

- a: 100,000, the amount of the loan.
- r: 0.005 (6% annual rate—expressed as 0.06—divided by 12 monthly payments per year)
- n: 360 (12 monthly payments per year times 30 years)
- Calculation: 100,000/{[(1+0.