I recently graduated with my PhD and started working about 4 years ago. We live in a high cost of living area in the northeast (Philadelphia Area). We have been looking for a house for the past year and could not find anything decent. Any decent housing in a good school district is north of $400K (This is for a 2000sq house). Even townhomes are going for $350K. I make 100K and my wife is currently working part-time but her salary in going toward paying her tuition and fees. She went back to school for a career change. In a couple years when she is out, she will be making around $50K to $70K. We are planning on buying just on my salary for both of us and 2 kids. Is this doable? Can we get approved? And are people doing this? Can people share their experience?
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Yes it is doable.. All comes down to DTI ratio and that is flexible as well.. As long as you don't have large carpayments/sl payments which i didn't really see other than SL payments your DTI should be within the threshold for just glancing over it and your mortgage score appears to be excellent. I will let the mortgage experts pipe in here, but i dont see why not although haven't done the calculation, but you like fine just doing #'s through my head and what i paid for my house and my income along with quite a large car payment i had and had no issue at 300k granted make a bit more but offset by car, etc.. DTI is what they will be looking for and usually the magical number is around 43% or less
Based on the info you've provided, you'll have no trouble qualifying for a conventional mortgage for $420,000 +/- on just your income.
The real question is are you comfortable with a $3,700 + monthly payment?
I pay monthly $100 but it is more like $70 on the credit report. I'm planning on paying this with my bonus this year. Probably next month. I don't have any other debt. Both our cars are paid off. All bought new in 2016 so can last for the next 7 years. We are minimalist
Taxes are around $4.8 to $5K where I was looking
I used a purchase price of $420,000 with 5% down (could be as low as 3%) and taxes at $5,400 per year & your ratios were under the max allowed on a conventional loan.
At 420k with 5% down, your total payment including PITI should be under $2,800
Yeah, I had it in as a 15 year fixed by mistake.