How much home can you afford this spring? Factors to consider

(c) Pavel Losevsky/stock.Adobe.comA full rundown on all things home-buying, including free tools and resources, is available at ■ Statepoint The chicken or the egg? Which came first continues to fuel philosophical debates. But when it comes to buying a home, experts are pretty clear about the proper order of things—agreeing you should fit your mortgage to your finances, not to a house. “Before you even start your search for a home this spring, it’s crucial to know how much you can afford to pay each month,” says Freddie Mac Senior Vice President, Christina Boyle, who stresses that there are a few important things to keep in mind as you calculate

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