So you find yourself browsing the most popular real estate websites and you notice the estimated monthly mortgage payment amounts. "Wow" you say to yourself. Is that all a house costs per month?
Many of the online sites quote you the lowest possible amount per month based on you having superb credit qualifing for the lowest interest rate, and a down payment of typically 10 percent. The amount you see quoted does not take into account the home owner insurance payment, the PMI insurance, or annual property taxes.
So, simply put if your combined monthly income is not more than $
you are overspending and should NOT be buying this house!