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What % of your monthly take-home pay (household) goes to your mortgage?

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Less than 30% 27 30.68%
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41% - 50% 27 30.68%
51% - 60% 8 9.09%
61% - 70% 5 5.68%
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Another POLL: What % of your take-home pay (household) goes to your mortgage?

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CaMacho
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Jess

Another POLL: What % of your take-home pay (household) goes to your mortgage?

We pretty much know what we can afford based on what DH and I take home every month, but just curious to see the %-ages.

TIA!!!

Posted 9/26/06 11:02 PM
 

Kissy331
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Re: Another POLL: What % of your take-home pay (household) goes to your mortgage?

For us, DH pays the mortgage on his salary only & still saves money. We worked it out this way so I can pay the rest of the household bills & it is even.

Posted 9/27/06 8:30 AM
 

TheLorax
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Re: Another POLL: What % of your take-home pay (household) goes to your mortgage?

Posted by Kissy331

For us, DH pays the mortgage on his salary only & still saves money. We worked it out this way so I can pay the rest of the household bills & it is even.



that is also what we are planning. DH will pay the mortgage, and I will pay the utilites, groceries, etc.

Posted 9/27/06 8:41 AM
 

riniko
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Re: Another POLL: What % of your take-home pay (household) goes to your mortgage?

For those of you who have a large part of one person's salary paying for the mortgage - What do you plan on doing when you have kids with having to pay for daycare or having to stay at home with the kid(s).

Posted 9/27/06 11:56 AM
 

antoinette
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Re: Another POLL: What % of your take-home pay (household) goes to your mortgage?

"they" say that your mortgage should be like 30% of your income( combined if you are married and sharing money)

Posted 9/27/06 12:13 PM
 

MrsPorkChop
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Re: Another POLL: What % of your take-home pay (household) goes to your mortgage?

42% of combined income

i voted 51-60 by mistake

Posted 9/27/06 12:16 PM
 

MegZee
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Re: Another POLL: What % of your take-home pay (household) goes to your mortgage?

Posted by riniko

For those of you who have a large part of one person's salary paying for the mortgage - What do you plan on doing when you have kids with having to pay for daycare or having to stay at home with the kid(s).



Well, when we first buy it is going to be about 40% of our take home pay.

but we arent planning to have kids for about 5 years - so by then with raises, etc our mortgage payment will be much less of a % (we are getting a 30 year fixed)

Posted 9/27/06 12:21 PM
 

riniko
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Re: Another POLL: What % of your take-home pay (household) goes to your mortgage?

Posted by antoinette

"they" say that your mortgage should be like 30% of your income( combined if you are married and sharing money)



They say 28% of your gross income, poll is about take home pay.

Posted 9/27/06 12:22 PM
 

~Colleen~
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Re: Another POLL: What % of your take-home pay (household) goes to your mortgage?

Posted by riniko

For those of you who have a large part of one person's salary paying for the mortgage - What do you plan on doing when you have kids with having to pay for daycare or having to stay at home with the kid(s).


We based everything (mortgage, taxes, bills) on just DH's salary and we bank mine (plus he still banks some of his) for the future so that if we had a child and I wanted to stay home, I could.

Posted 9/27/06 12:24 PM
 

pinkandblue
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Re: Another POLL: What % of your take-home pay (household) goes to your mortgage?

20% for me, we got a cheap house Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 9/27/06 1:14 PM
 

MrsFlatbread
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Baby Momma

Re: Another POLL: What % of your take-home pay (household) goes to your mortgage?

Posted by riniko

Posted by antoinette

"they" say that your mortgage should be like 30% of your income( combined if you are married and sharing money)



They say 28% of your gross income, poll is about take home pay.



Right... but now that the prices of houses are increasing quicker than our salaries...I think it's more common for a mortgage payment to eat up more than 30%!

Posted 9/27/06 6:13 PM
 

LisaI
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Re: Another POLL: What % of your take-home pay (household) goes to your mortgage?

Based on the mortage alone 30%. 70% of Dh's salary goes to the mortgage, all other bills, my savings along with our daughters. all else is banked and or invested.

Posted 9/27/06 6:48 PM
 

antoinette
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Re: Another POLL: What % of your take-home pay (household) goes to your mortgage?

Posted by MrsFlatbread

Posted by riniko

Posted by antoinette

"they" say that your mortgage should be like 30% of your income( combined if you are married and sharing money)



They say 28% of your gross income, poll is about take home pay.



Right... but now that the prices of houses are increasing quicker than our salaries...I think it's more common for a mortgage payment to eat up more than 30%!



really, I wonder what the percentage should be of the take home pay then. I hate when gross income is considered only because who ever gets their gross income- to me you income is what you take home Chat Icon

Posted 9/27/06 7:40 PM
 

MrsFlatbread
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Re: Another POLL: What % of your take-home pay (household) goes to your mortgage?

Posted by antoinette

Posted by MrsFlatbread

Posted by riniko

Posted by antoinette

"they" say that your mortgage should be like 30% of your income( combined if you are married and sharing money)



They say 28% of your gross income, poll is about take home pay.



Right... but now that the prices of houses are increasing quicker than our salaries...I think it's more common for a mortgage payment to eat up more than 30%!



really, I wonder what the percentage should be of the take home pay then. I hate when gross income is considered only because who ever gets their gross income- to me you income is what you take home Chat Icon



Exactly!!! Think about it...for someone who makes

100,000 year gross

which would mean:
$8333 per month gross (100000/12months)

which would mean 30% of that = aprox $2500 per month allotted to a mortgage payment!

Message edited 9/27/2006 7:52:02 PM.

Posted 9/27/06 7:51 PM
 

CaMacho
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Re: Another POLL: What % of your take-home pay (household) goes to your mortgage?

Posted by riniko

For those of you who have a large part of one person's salary paying for the mortgage - What do you plan on doing when you have kids with having to pay for daycare or having to stay at home with the kid(s).



That's a great question... we don't want to have a mortgage take up a huge % of our salary b/c we know in the future we will have kids and need extra money for that!

I think it's a good idea to have one person's salary cover the mortgage and the other saves and pays the utilities and extras that you need during the month. We are going to try to do this when we have a mortgage!

Posted 9/27/06 8:26 PM
 

MegZee
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Re: Another POLL: What % of your take-home pay (household) goes to your mortgage?

they use gross income because of the tax savings you get when having a mortgage (interest deductions)

I did a spreadsheet of our Takehome incomes (after medical, 401k, stock, etc) and then all our expenses so we know what we are comfortable with paying.

Posted 9/27/06 8:36 PM
 

LulaBell
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Re: Another POLL: What % of your take-home pay (household) goes to your mortgage?

Right now about 42% of our take home goes to mortgage, taxes, insurance etc. This is with 20% down and a 30 year fixed mortgage.

Right now we are saving very little however, because we decided to do immediate repairs and furnish the entire house. So, instead of saving $, we are paying of the 0% interest CC's that we used.

Posted 9/27/06 11:29 PM
 

raken40
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Re: Another POLL: What % of your take-home pay (household) goes to your mortgage?

unfortunately we are probably around 60%.. maybe even higher ..our mortgage is pretty big and we dont make a ton of money..
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Posted 9/28/06 6:43 AM
 

JandJ1224

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Re: Another POLL: What % of your take-home pay (household) goes to your mortgage?

For those that have one salary pretty much paying mortgage, taxes, insurance, doesn't it make you uncomfortable, what if something happened and you could only be on 1 salary. I am so scared about that.

Posted 9/28/06 11:57 AM
 

MegZee
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Re: Another POLL: What % of your take-home pay (household) goes to your mortgage?

Posted by JandJ1224

For those that have one salary pretty much paying mortgage, taxes, insurance, doesn't it make you uncomfortable, what if something happened and you could only be on 1 salary. I am so scared about that.



there would be no way we could ever afford to live here on one salary they way the market is today, being first time homebuyers. that is the chance we have to take.

Posted 9/28/06 12:09 PM
 

riniko
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Re: Another POLL: What % of your take-home pay (household) goes to your mortgage?

Posted by JandJ1224

For those that have one salary pretty much paying mortgage, taxes, insurance, doesn't it make you uncomfortable, what if something happened and you could only be on 1 salary. I am so scared about that.



This is one of our biggest worries. That and how childcare will fall into the place.

Posted 9/28/06 12:18 PM
 

riniko
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Re: Another POLL: What % of your take-home pay (household) goes to your mortgage?

Posted by Meaghan729

Posted by JandJ1224

For those that have one salary pretty much paying mortgage, taxes, insurance, doesn't it make you uncomfortable, what if something happened and you could only be on 1 salary. I am so scared about that.



there would be no way we could ever afford to live here on one salary they way the market is today, being first time homebuyers. that is the chance we have to take.



Meaghan, have you considered a co-op/condo?

Posted 9/28/06 12:18 PM
 

MegZee
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Re: Another POLL: What % of your take-home pay (household) goes to your mortgage?

Posted by riniko

Posted by Meaghan729

Posted by JandJ1224

For those that have one salary pretty much paying mortgage, taxes, insurance, doesn't it make you uncomfortable, what if something happened and you could only be on 1 salary. I am so scared about that.



there would be no way we could ever afford to live here on one salary they way the market is today, being first time homebuyers. that is the chance we have to take.



Meaghan, have you considered a co-op/condo?



I wouldnt buy a co-op - and condos on LI really arent that much cheaper than housing!

Posted 9/28/06 12:20 PM
 

CaMacho
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Re: Another POLL: What % of your take-home pay (household) goes to your mortgage?

Posted by Meaghan729

I wouldnt buy a co-op - and condos on LI really arent that much cheaper than housing!



We've been looking at condos and here in nassau they aren't much cheaper. I wish they were... that would be a great starting place for us!

Posted 9/28/06 12:24 PM
 

True-Joy
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Re: Another POLL: What % of your take-home pay (household) goes to your mortgage?

Posted by Kissy331

For us, DH pays the mortgage on his salary only & still saves money. We worked it out this way so I can pay the rest of the household bills & it is even.



ditto

Posted 9/28/06 12:53 PM
 
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