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What is GDS in real estate?

Definition of gross debt service (GDS)
1. The percentage of a borrower's gross income used to cover monthly payments associated with housing costs including utilities, mortgage payments, taxes and condominium fees when applicable. Also known as "gross debt service ratio", or "GDS."

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Moreover, how is GDS calculated?

To calculate your GDS ratio, you'll need to add all of your monthly housing-related costs and divide it by your gross monthly income. Then multiply that sum by 100 and you'll have your GDS ratio. Your TDS ratio is the percentage of your income needed to cover all of your debts.

Also, what is GDS mortgage? Gross Debt Service (GDS): The percentage of the borrower's income that is needed to pay all required monthly housing costs (mortgage payments, property taxes, heat and 50% of condo fees).

Also to know, what is a good GDS ratio?

As a rule of thumb lenders typically require a gross debt service ratio of 28% or less. Lenders also use the GDS ratio to determine how much the borrower can afford to borrow. Lenders will generally extend mortgage credit with mortgage payments that result in a GDS of approximately 28% for the borrower.

What does GDSR stand for?

gross debt service ratio

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