Debt-to-Income Ratio

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Debt-to-Income Ratio

The amount of an individual or company's gross income that it spends on debt service as a percentage of its total gross income. The higher the DTI is, the less likely it is that the individual or company will be able to repay debt. As a result, financial institutions use the DTI in informing decisions on whether or not to make loans. Often, the "debt" in the term refers to all liability payments (such as employee wages, taxes, and utility bills) and not simply to debt.
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Impac allows them to document their income using 12 months of recent bank statements and to have debt-to-income ratios as high as 50 percent.
counties with the lowest debt-to-income ratios, house prices didn't fall and the fall in consumption wasn't as dramatic.
In 2002/2003 they were offering loans in targeted zip codes that allowed people with subprime credit to obtain approval with 3 percent down with ridiculously high debt-to-income ratios, at rates given to 'a' credit borrowers.
The lending community has made strides to improve its services and products in large part by lowering credit standards and raising allowable debt-to-income ratios.
Since 1990, the S&P 500 Index has appreciated nearly 3 1/2 times (4 1/2 times at its peak in late 2000), while average housing prices have almost doubled and continue to accelerate, in a recent speech, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said, "Despite the recent high debt-to-income ratios .
NHS presently is receiving funds from the New York Mortgage Coalition, a group of 12 banks that has lowered down-payments to 5 percent, reduced points and application fees, expanded debt-to-income ratios from the conventional 28 percent/36 percent to 33 percent/38 perc.