Before you can buy a home, you first have to ask yourself a few questions. Like, where do I want to buy? And what type of home am I looking for? What amenities and features are must-haves, and which ones are dealbreakers? And, ultimately, how much mortgage can I afford?
That last question may be the most critical, as it will impact what price range you can consider, as well as both your monthly and long-term costs as a homeowner.