Buying a primary residence is a financial decision, but also an emotional one that involves many lifestyle factors.
Aspirations of homeownership remain strong, but an increasing percentage of consumers with student loan debt worry about their homeownership future.
By knowing how much mortgage you can handle, you can ensure that homeownership will fit in your budget. Homeownership should make you feel safe and secure, and that includes financially. Be sure you can afford your home by calculating how
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Know that there’s no “right” time to buy. If you find the perfect home now, don’t risk losing it because you’re trying to guess where the housing market and interest rates are going. Those factors usually don’t change fast enough
First-time buyers look for different things in a property than repeat buyers do. See what Californians list as the single most important reason for buying a home – from the first-time and move-up perspectives.
The Renter’s Dilemma click for larger version