Debt service ratio
How much can I afford?
If you are planning on qualifying for a mortgage you can calculate your own debt service ratios.
Gross debt Service
Total Debt Service
What are these ratios?
To determine a borrower’s affordability lenders calculate the total debt service ratios.
The GDS is a measure of how much a borrower’s income, goes to paying the home expenses. It is a quick way to determine if a borrower is already over extended.
GROSS DEBT SERVICE
To calculate this, add the mortgage payment and property taxes and divided it by income.. It determines the % of your income allocated to these single factors. If it is a condo add 50% of condo fees.
TOTAL DEBT SERVICE
To calculate, add all the housing expenses and add all other debt payments..
Use ouraffordability calculatorto determine either your GDS or TDS
Effective November 2017, the qualifying rate for insured mortgages is at 4.64%. Conventional mortgage still qualify based on the contract rate amount.