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    Around 40% of our total income.

    However we pay $60per week extra to try and hammer this thing down (So the minimum would be less than 40%). It's so disheartening when you recieve your statement and see how much of your payments actually comes of the loan *Sigh*

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    we seem to be the minority - our mortgage is almost 100% of my wage which is over 50% of our combined wages.

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    about 40% of our income.Worth it tho IMO,and we are comfortable

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubear View Post
    we seem to be the minority - our mortgage is almost 100% of my wage which is over 50% of our combined wages.

    ouch! That is a lot. Can I ask a personal question? You don't have to answer, I am just curious. What happens with you TTC and when you have the baby? Will your DH be a SAHM etc?

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    About 50% of hubby's wage, so 47% of our overall income (I earn crap all).

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    The mortgage will be 50% of my husbands wage.

    I also earn a very similar wage.

    Overall the mortgage will be 25% (maybe up to 30%) of our overall net income.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsMorrisseyBrisbane View Post
    The mortgage will be 50% of my husbands wage.

    I also earn a very similar wage.

    Overall the mortgage will be 25% (maybe up to 30%) of our overall net income.
    I would do it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsMorrisseyBrisbane View Post
    The mortgage will be 50% of my husbands wage.

    I also earn a very similar wage.

    Overall the mortgage will be 25% (maybe up to 30%) of our overall net income.
    I'm with tootsies, do it!

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    Our mortgage is 30% of our combined income.

    It is daunting when you first sign up for it but after a few weeks you get used to having such an enormous debt and giving the bank so much money every week.

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    Do it!

    At 25% of total income, you have HEAPS of room to move to allow for rate increases.

    Ours is 18% of total income. I don't really count it though cause the house is an investment property that pays for it's self. We currently rent till we move to MIL's before buying the 'forever house'.
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