Doing the Math: Determine Your Ideal Home Price

An online mortgage calculator can give you a housing payment snapshot in about 10 seconds. Quick, yes, but this method can pass over important details that leave you window shopping in a price range that’s way over your head. Here’s how to more accurately answer the “how much house can I afford” question. Do the…

Not Quite Ready to Buy. What Next?

Do you think any of these things when the topic of home buying comes up? I’ll just hang a bit longer to see how this job goes. It’s OK here, but I still may move away next year. I can’t buy a home until my student loans are gone. Unless you’re one of the lucky…

Loans for First-Time Home Buyers: Your Best Bets

Is there a way to rate loans for first-time home buyers as good, better and off the charts? Probably not, as each person’s financial situation is unique. BUT there are a handful of loans that might be right for you right now. Let’s review them in two categories: low down payment and low monthly cost….