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Can I afford to take out a mortgage?

I make about $46,000 in Seattle, WA. Monthly take-home pay, excluding overtime which automatically goes into a savings account, is $2,800. I have no debts and no significant non-optional recurring expenses. At some point in the next few months, I will have about $150,000 in cash after splitting the equity in a home that is being sold. Assuming that I can put that amount toward a down payment, can I afford a mortgage? Before I contact my lender, is it even wise for me to take one out? I've been looking at a few suitable homes in North Seattle priced at or below $275,000. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 18, 2013 - 15 answers

Referrals for Real Estate Lawyer or similar near Las Vegas?

A good friend owns an underwater house in a suburb of Las Vegas. Payments are current and house is in good shape. The friend reported that a similar home in the development recently sold for several thousand (something like $50-80k) less than his current mortgage. If I can provide referrals to knowledgeable local people so he can get good, sensible information on his options, that would be a huge help. [more inside]
posted by Kpele on Aug 29, 2013 - 0 answers

Should my sister's boyfriend be paying rent to my parents?

My parents are now asking my sister's new live-in boyfriend to pay rent while he lives in her house, which they co-own and are paying the mortgage on. Is this right? [more inside]
posted by Auden on Feb 18, 2013 - 53 answers

Help a single mother work, to make things work.

Hello, I am a divorced single-mother and US Army National Guard veteran. I am currently living in a bad situation and need to move away from it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 12, 2013 - 20 answers

Is a mortgage a useful stepping stone when trading one house for another?

Should I consider a mortgage when I want to sell my paid-off house and buy a new one, outright? [more inside]
posted by mantid on Apr 20, 2012 - 7 answers

Same-sex Split

My same-sex partner and I have separated (to my shock and opposition) after a few years of hard financial times. While I am holding out hope that she will come to her senses, I need help deciding on what to do (especially regarding our house) in case we can't resolve our issues. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 28, 2011 - 9 answers

Is it possible to move house to house?

I am building a house...when do I sell mine? Who do I even ask? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Mar 23, 2011 - 5 answers

Should I stay or should I go now?

Housing woes, what should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 7, 2010 - 15 answers

Help me get rid of the boat anchor...I mean house!

Stuck with a house that I haven't been able to sell, becoming difficult financially to maintain as a rental. Please advise (long, sorry). [more inside]
posted by photo guy on Jun 23, 2010 - 13 answers

Seeking guidance with financial planning (loans, down payment, more)

Seeking guidance with financial planning (loans, down payment, more) [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Apr 20, 2008 - 5 answers

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