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Can you afford to live alone?

The average spending per month for a single person in the United States is $3,693 per month ($44,312 per year), according to 2022 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Expenditure Study.

Is an FHA loan a good idea?

An FHA loan is a home mortgage that is insured by the Federal Housing Administration. FHA loans have lower down payment and credit requirements than conventional mortgages, but they may be considerably more expensive.

How to build good enough credit to buy a house

Getting a mortgage to buy a home requires a good credit history, but it doesn’t have to be 100% perfect. Perhaps even more important is how much debt you have in relation to your income.

How much house can I afford?

Shop for your new home the smart way. Learn how to calculate how much house you can afford before hitting that open house or applying for a mortgage.

How much does a 1% difference in mortgage rate matter?

There’s a big difference between what you’ll pay in interest over time if you’re offered a 3% vs. a 4% mortgage rate. Let’s take a look at the factors that determine your mortgage rate and calculate how much you’ll pay for a 1% rate difference.

Simple Mortgage Calculator

Our simple mortgage calculator will show your total estimated monthly mortgage payment based on: The value of the home you’re considering. Your down payment amount. … Read more