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Will lenders count my high rent against me when calculating my Debt to Income Ratio (DTI)?
When I add in my very high rent my DTI is over 50%. However when rent isn't added my DTI is more like 22%. The whole reason I would like to buy is because rent is sooooo expensive where I live (not a lot of inventory in decent neighborhoods). But I am afraid a lender will count it as a strike against me. Should I be worried about getting approval for a mortgage because of this?

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