Being a first time home buyer can be overwhelming to say the least. Buyers who are willing to approach the process from a practical rather than an emotional standpoint can avoid common mistakes. The interior of a home may be important BUT so is having a mortgage payment that is not too much of a stretch or commute to work. When considering how much of a home you can afford, ask yourself these questions.

Can you afford this home and monthly payment?

Does it fit your current  lifestyle?

What will your future self want?

Has the property been maintained?

Do you have an exit strategy?


The bottom line is homeownership can be empowering but also a daunting process. Choose a home within you means. Something you love and  can afford.