How your ratios affect your home buying power.

Julie Nesbitt
Julie Nesbitt

Two ratios are calculated by mortgage lenders to determine a buyer’s maximum loan amount:1) the front ratio and, 2) the back ratio.

Front Ratio: The total mortgage payment including principal, interest, taxes and insurance (PITI) as well as any condominium or homeowner association fees divided by your total GROSS income. Traditionally, this ratio must be below 30% Example: With a gross income of $5000 per month, a total mortgage payment (PITI) of $1350, the front ratio would be 27%.

Back Ratio: The total mortgage payment PLUS any car payments, credit card and any other loan payments including student loans divided by your total GROSS income. Traditionally this must be below 40%. Example: With a gross income of $5000 per month, a total mortgage payment of $1350, a car payment of $325, 1 credit card payment of $60 and 1 student loan payment of $150 for a total of $1885 with a back ratio of 38%.

For more information or to set up an appointment call Julie at (703)765-0300.

If you need help calculating your ratios, please contact Julie Nesbitt at 703 765 0300.

What Does a Realtor Do?

Realtors are required by law to:

  • perform necessary and customary acts to assist in the purchase or sale of real estate.
  • perform these acts in good faith and with reasonable care.
  • properly account for money or other property placed in his or her care.
  • disclose “adverse material facts” which are, or should be, within the agent’s knowledge.

Realtors can help buyers pre-qualify for mortgages and keep abreast of the latest home listings. They can assist sellers in preparing their homes and screening potential buyers. They can show investors the properties that fit their risk profiles and long-term investment strategies.

Nesbitt Realty can quickly locate the perfect home for you. Our agents can efficiently organize and coordinate meetings with potential buyers and sellers.

A Nesbitt Realty Realtor will be well acquainted with the important things you’ll want to know about the neighborhood you may be considering:

  • the quality of schools,
  • the safety of the community,
  • traffic volume,
  • price,
  • Metro accessibility
  • nearby parks and attractions

Our agents have immediate access to homes as soon as they are put on the market, saving you hours of wasted drive-around time. When you’re ready to make an offer on a house, our Realtor will help structure the deal to save you money. He or she will explain the advantages and disadvantages of different types of mortgages and guide you through the mounds of paperwork.

 

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4 Reasons to choose the Prescott

  1. Schools: Students are served by Jefferson Houston Elementary SchoolGeorge Washington Middle School, and T.C. Williams High School.
  2. Old Town: This neighborhood has many amenities including retail, dining, nightlife, and culture.
  3. New: This residence was built in 2007 and feature hard wood floors and 9 foot tall ceilings.
  4. View: From the rooftop terrace there are views of the surrounding neighborhood and the lower courtyard.
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An awesome Fairfax County Real Estate Opportunity

Kingstowne is a relatively new planned community. Kingstowne is near a man made body of water that is surrounded with paved sidewalks that connect to amenities.

An advantage to Kingstowne’s new planned community, are the many retail establishments that serve this part of Fairfax County. For example, there is a Game Stop, a Walmart, a Ross, a Safeway, a movie theater, and many restaurants that vary in price from Uno’s to Bone Fish to East Moon to Moby Dick, etc. For nearby nightlife there is Top Golf, which is a popular place for it’s driving range and bar.


Aubrey NesbittAbout the Author --- Aubrey Nesbitt is a native of Northern Virginia who attended Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a veteran of the US Army and helps his family business by providing informational articles like this one. In addition to photography and blogging, Aubrey provides administrative support for the office.

Top 3 Highest Property Taxes in Northern Virginia

1. Loudon County

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Median property taxes: $4,784

Median home value: $544,400

Taxes as of home value: .09%

Median income for home owners: $118,518

Taxes as of income: 4.0%

 

2. Alexandria City

Median property taxes: $4,366

Median home value: $555,100

Taxes as of home value: 0.8%

Median income for home owners: $114,262

Taxes as of income: 3.8%

 

3. Fairfax County

Median property taxes: $4,624

Median home value: $568,900

Taxes as of home value: 0.8%

Median income for home owners: $122,516

Taxes as of income: 3.8%

 

Source: Forbes, Who Pays America’s Highest Property  Taxes

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Election day at West Potomac High School

Election day took place on November 4, 2014. The voting at WPHS was busy with politically active citizens. The voting was done on a sheet of paper which was then scanned by a machine.

The voting all took place in a cafeteria. To vote, identification was first presented and a ballot was given before a station was assigned. Outside of the cafeteria sample ballots were offered from both Republicans and Democrats.

Contact Nesbitt Realty today, for Real Estate in the West Potomac High School district
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Aubrey NesbittAbout the Author --- Aubrey Nesbitt is a native of Northern Virginia who attended Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a veteran of the US Army and helps his family business by providing informational articles like this one. In addition to photography and blogging, Aubrey provides administrative support for the office.