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How much can I afford?

The general rule is that you can buy a home that costs about two-and-one-half times your annual salary. A good real estate agent or lender can determine how much you can afford and estimate the maximum monthly payment based on the loan amount, taxes, insurance and other expenses. Your real estate agent can help you…
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Is it possible to save on closing costs?

Certainly, once you get past the sticker shock. Closing costs are expensive. They can average between 3 to 5 percent of the total home purchase price. But here are a few ways to save: Haggle with the seller. He may pay all or part of the closing costs based upon type of mortgage buyer selects.…
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