Roma, you would take both your incomes and both your debts and that will be used to qualify you for a certain loan amount.
The only thing that you both need to have in order to qualify is your credit scores. credit socres don't add up, so each one of you have to have at least 620 as your mid score.
Everything else gets added up and counted against the loan amount you're getting.
To add to Amy's answer, that does not mean you are each only liable for 50% of the loan - you are BOTH responsible for 100% of the loan amount.
Best of luck,
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Roma, Good question, if 2 people are trying to qualify for a set loan amount, say $250,000, then both people's income and debts would be figured into the qualifying amount. If Mary qualifies for $125,000 on her own and John qualifies for $125,000 on his own, then by jointly purchasing a property, both incomes would be used for qualification purposes. Hope that answers your question!