As the nation’s real estate market continues to grow and new technology gains more ground, many widely accepted beliefs that were true just a few years ago may not be true today. Before you go after a home mortgage or home loan or any real estate financing, if you have a lot of bad credit because of consumer debt such as credit card or personal loans, try to eliminate or reduce this debt as soon as possible because it’ll affect your ability to qualify for a home mortgage and the estimated monthly payment.
Don’t jump into anything blindly or sign any real estate contract or home mortgage loan contract or any type of contract without giving it serious thought. This year alone, Americans are expected to borrow $1.33 trillion in acquiring 7.4 million houses, condominiums and co-ops. If you have monthly obligations like car payments, credit card payments, personal loan payments, student loan payments, etc., be sure to take these into account when you’re determining your bottom-line affordability figure.