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A $350k mortgage with a 4.5% interest rate over 30 years and a $10k down-payment will require an annual income of **$86,331** to qualify for the loan. You can calculate for even more variations in these parameters with our Mortgage Required Income Calculator.

How Much Income Do I Need for a 350k Mortgage? You need to make **$107,668 a year** to afford a 350k mortgage. We base the income you need on a 350k mortgage on a payment that is 24% of your monthly income. In your case, your monthly income should be about $8,972.

What income is required for a 400k mortgage? To afford a $400,000 house, borrowers need $55,600 in cash to put 10 percent down. With a 30-year mortgage, your monthly income should be **at least $8200** and your monthly payments on existing debt should not exceed $981.

This means that to afford a $300,000 house, you'd need **$60,000**.

The usual rule of thumb is that you can afford a mortgage **two to 2.5 times your annual income**. That's a $120,000 to $150,000 mortgage at $60,000.

If you are purchasing a $300,000 home, you'd pay **3.5% of $300,000** or $10,500 as a down payment when you close on your loan. Your loan amount would then be for the remaining cost of the home, which is $289,500. Keep in mind this does not include closing costs and any additional fees included in the process.

I make $75,000 a year. How much house can I afford? You can afford **a $255,000 house**.

Following Kaplan's 25 percent rule, a more reasonable housing budget would be $1,400 per month. So taking into account homeowners insurance and property taxes, you'd be better off sticking to a mortgage of $240,000 or less. If you have enough for a 20 percent down payment, the **maximum house you can afford is $300,000**.

How much should you be spending on a mortgage? According to Brown, you should spend **between 28% to 36% of your take-home income** on your housing payment. If you make $70,000 a year, your monthly take-home pay, including tax deductions, will be approximately $4,328.

You need to make **$138,431 a year** to afford a 450k mortgage.

Assuming the best-case scenario — you have no debt, a good credit score, $90,000 to put down and you're able to secure a low 3.12% interest rate — your monthly payment for a $450,000 home would be $1,903. That means your annual salary would need to be **$70,000 before taxes**.

The general rule is that you can afford a mortgage that is **2x to 2.5x your gross income**. Total monthly mortgage payments are typically made up of four components: principal, interest, taxes, and insurance (collectively known as PITI).

If you make $50,000 a year, your total yearly housing costs should ideally be no more than $14,000, or $1,167 a month. If you make $120,000 a year, you can go **up to $33,600 a year**, or $2,800 a month—as long as your other debts don't push you beyond the 36 percent mark.

The golden rule in determining how much home you can afford is that your **monthly mortgage payment should not exceed 28% of your gross monthly income** (your income before taxes are taken out). For example, if you and your spouse have a combined annual income of $80,000, your mortgage payment should not exceed $1,866.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary of all individual workers (male and female of all races) was $881 weekly for the first quarter of 2018. ... An income of $70,000 surpasses both the median incomes for individuals and for households. By that standard, **$70,000 is a good salary**.

When someone is house poor, it means that an individual is **spending a large portion of their total monthly income on homeownership expenses** such as monthly mortgage payments, property taxes, maintenance, utilities and insurance.

Typically, mortgage lenders want you to put **20 percent** down on a home purchase because it lowers their lending risk. It's also a “rule” that most programs charge mortgage insurance if you put less than 20 percent down (though some loans avoid this).

I make $90,000 a year. How much house can I afford? You can afford **a $306,000 house**.

I make $110,000 a year. How much house can I afford? You can afford **a $374,000 house**.

It's recommended you have a credit score of **620 or higher** when you apply for a conventional loan. If your score is below 620, lenders either won't be able to approve your loan or may be required to offer you a higher interest rate, which can result in higher monthly payments.

The average mortgage loan amount for consumers with Exceptional credit scores is $208,977. People with FICO^{®} Scores of 800 have an **average auto-loan debt of $18,764**.

While buyers may still need to pay down debt, save up cash and qualify for a mortgage, the bottom line is that buying a home **on a middle-class salary is still possible** — in some places. Below, check out 15 cities where you can become a homeowner while earning $40,000 a year or less.

If you were to use the 28% rule, you could afford a monthly mortgage payment **of $700 a month** on a yearly income of $30,000. Another guideline to follow is your home should cost no more than 2.5 to 3 times your yearly salary, which means if you make $30,000 a year, your maximum budget should be $90,000.

The Income Needed To Qualify for A $500k Mortgage

A good rule of thumb is that the maximum cost of your house should be no more than 2.5 to 3 times your total annual income. This means that if you wanted to purchase a $500K home or qualify for a $500K mortgage, your minimum salary should **fall between $165K and $200K**.