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The first step to purchasing a home is figuring how to afford the house you want. You’ll need to account for the upfront costs and also your expenses after closing. If you’re thinking of buying a home, we’ll help you achieve that first step towards your goal.
How much house can you REALLY afford?
You want to buy a house, but how do you figure out what you can afford?