Three Important Numbers for First-Time Home Buyers

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The article by the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency regarding the top three items to consider when looking at buying a home tries to inform the public about the purchase price versus the interest rate you will be given based on your credit, down payment, and your ability to live in the home without a financial burden.

Key Takeaways:

  • Your interest rate may be the number you have first and foremost in your mind, but it is important to keep it in perspective and think of it in comparison to the purchase price of the home
  • Your interest is calculated as a percentage of the mortgage or amount borrowed, so thinking about these two numbers together is imperative
  • If your interest rate is low, you may be able to afford a more expensive home

“The MCC enables eligible first-time buyers and military veterans to save up to $2,000 per year on federal taxes. After your home purchase, you have the option to adjust your withholding taxes each month on your paycheck, giving you more in your pocket to pay your mortgage!”


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