When are you ready to buy a home?

Dated: April 30 2020

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Do you feel that you’re ready to buy your first home? Tired of paying your landlord’s mortgage? Do you want to put down roots and start building equity for yourself? There are many reasons why people decide it could be time to buy a home. The costs associated with buying and owning a home can feel overwhelming but fortunately there are simple steps you can take to see if you can afford to buy a home.

Talk With a Lender:

The best step you can take to start your home buying planning is to find a good lender and meet to talk about your financial situation. Your lender will look at your income, savings and credit and then talk about your needs. They will help you explore the loan options available to you and the down payment, saving reserves and closing costs requirements.

Can You Afford the Mortgage:

Typically rent payments are less than a mortgage payment; this can feel unsettling until you understand the qualifying formula. Because mortgage interest is deductible (speak with your tax professional for exact details), most lenders look for the buyers to spend approximately 30% of their GROSS income on the loan payment and no more than 36% on all other debt. Ex. If your monthly gross income is $5000/month, you can spend $1500/month on your mortgage payment.

If you think you’re ready to buy a home, find a good lender and start talking about your unique situation. Learn the costs and benefits to help you determine if you can afford to buy a new home. 

Then contact us to get your home search started! If you need lender recomendations, we can help with that as well!

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Samanthia Ramsey Brunker

About Samanthia Ramsey Brunker- I have a Client-First Philosophy! I Love Real Estate! That is why I became an agent back in 2001. I enjoy helping Buyers and Sellers achieve their Dreams! When I am not....

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