After my phone aggressively buzzed for the 3rd time during a meeting, I looked down to see the words “hey plumber’s going to cost $270 fyi” from my husband. I wanted to shout “OMG not again!” but unfortunately was at work and had to behave. If there’s one thing I’ve learned while buying our new house, it’s that unexpected expenses are common. $270 here, $140 there – seriously, I should have went into the home construction business instead of majoring in Spanish!
As B and I are going through the process of buying our new house, we’ve learned quite a few things along the way. One of the ones we knew all along was, roughly, the budget for our house.
Before even thinking of buying a new house, it’s imperative to look at your finances first. One of my favorite ways to determine a rough budget estimate is using Zillow – you can find homes you like, and Zillow will help you break down the cost of your mortgage, depending on how much money you’re able to put down, your interest rate, and the cost of the home.
If you’re curious about how to create a budget for your new house, check out my latest post over at Your PF Pro here!