How do you know if you can afford to buy a house if you are renting or living in an apartment?
Home ownership is the American Dream, and surprisingly it isn't that hard to buy a house. There are just a few things you need, and I'm going to tell you all about them.
As housing prices rise in Austin, the ability to buy a new house becomes very realistic.
Sure it might not be the biggest nicest house, but it will be YOURS. No pounding on the ceiling asking your neighbor to turn it down. No more having to fight for parking places close to your door. A place you can paint any color you want (without having to ask permission). A home of your own.
As a general guideline, approximately 1/3 of your income should go to housing. So if you are…