Everyone knows I am looking to BUY a house next fall... and I have been looking, found a few neighborhoods I might want to live in, now I am wondering a few things.
First of all, how do single people afford nice houses in nice neighborhoods?
What % of your income should go to housing payments?
What would be my first steps to getting pre approved?
How much of a down payment do I need?
What features should I look for?
What inspections should I have done before hand?
Should I contact a realtor?
How much of a “fixer upper” should I get involved with?
Old houses vs New Houses, what is a better deal?
Any tips would be greatly appreceated.
Oh and PlannerByDay, do you still have that Rancher for sale, if so PM me the asking price and the address so I can see the neighborhood.