A debit-to-income ratio, abbreviated as DTI, is the percentage of an individual's monthly gross income that goes toward paying debts. In the United States, conventional financing limits are typically 28/36 for manually underwritten loans. This means 28% of an individual's monthly gross income would be the qualifying limit for housing expense and 36% of an individual's monthly gross income would be the qualifying limit for housing expense plus recurring debt.
See the example below:
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