How much mortgage you can afford may be different from how much mortgage is right for you. It’s important to look at your total financial picture:
Estimate your monthly loan payment with the UMB mortgage loan calculator
There are several variables that impact a monthly payment: loan amount, mortgage interest rate and term of the mortgage (how many years it will take to pay off the mortgage).
Mortgage payments also typically include monthly allocations of property taxes, hazard insurance, and (if applicable) private mortgage insurance (PMI).
Take a realistic look at your income, lifestyle and priorities
To estimate how much total home loan you can afford, a general guideline is to double your gross annual income. But that’s a broad generalization. You might have other financial priorities, like travelling or paying off debt.
Maybe your priority is owning a larger home or living in a specific location. In this case, taking out a bigger home loan, still within your budget, may be valuable to you.
Speak to a mortgage loan officer
We’re here to support your homeownership goals and answer any questions. Feel free to reach out to the UMB mortgage team.