How Much House Can I Afford?

This is a quick look to give you an idea of what you may be able to afford when looking to buy your new home. All fields must be filled out, even if just with a ” 0″ . Keep in mind these calculators are not exact indicators, and many factors not asked for here can change the outcome up or down. There are so many new loan programs, some of them with grants that don’t need to be paid back.

It’s best to contact your lender to get more precise numbers before you start looking at homes to purchase.


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Hilary Meader, Realtor® GRI

FATHOM Realty  •  6481 Virginia Pkwy Ste. 103-44  •  McKinney  •  TX  •  75071

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