The Numbers on Buying a House

Realty Times: The Numbers on Buying a House

It can be a tricky question. How much home can you really afford? From employment status, to savings, downpayment, and even spending habits, there are a myriad of factors that come into play.

Here is a list of items to consider before settling on a budget.

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Housing regulators propose 20 percent down payment for best rates

The Seattle Times: Housing regulators propose 20 percent down payment for best rates

If you want to buy a $300,000 house, you’ll need $60,000 as a down payment to get the best interest rate on your home loan, according to a proposal released Tuesday by federal regulators.

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More people signed contracts to buy homes in Feb.

The Seattle Times: More people signed contracts to buy

More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in February, but sales were uneven across the country and not enough to signal a rebound in the housing market.

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