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Wednesday, April 29, 2009 @ 3:02:00 PM - Written by Ryan Vaught

April 29, 2009

Here's a funny for your Wednesday from http://realestatejokes.nationalrealtorsdirectory.com/index.php

Realtor to First Time Homebuyer: First you folks tell me what you can afford, then we'll have a good laugh and go on from there.

Yeah it's funny, but I do find it to be true too!  Many times when folks are looking for their first home they have unrealistic expectations of what they can afford.  They might be able to roughly calculate what their monthly mortgage would be for houses they think they can afford, but oftentimes they are leaving out other monthly costs associated with buying a home.  Here are a list of some commonly "forgotten" costs to consider when deciding how much you can really afford to pay for your first home:
                Insurance
                Taxes
                2nd Mortgage Fees (if you don't have 20% to put down on  the house you will most likely
                end up needing a 2nd mortgage)
                Possible higher PG&E bills (if you are moving from a smaller place to a larger one)
                Garbage, Water, Sewer, etc. (all things you may not have had to previously pay for if
                were a renter)

I hope this helps you if you are a soon to be first-time home buyer!  Just don't get discouraged if you do find out that you may actually not be able to afford your "dream house" as you first home.

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http://www.ryanvaught.com/chicomarketreport

Currently Ryan has about 30+ listings in inventory, and has already sold 14 homes in 2009. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions about Chico area real estate.

Interested in learning more about the Chico area or Ryan?
Vaught Properties: Chico Income Property
Chico Condos: Chico Condo Sales
Ryan Vaught: Ryan's Residential website
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Chico Investment Property

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Keller Williams Chico CA
Office Phone: (530) 343-2959

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·  Chico MLS Search
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Take a look at my market report for today!
http://www.ryanvaught.com/chicomarketreport

Currently Ryan has about 30+ listings in inventory, and has already sold 14 homes in 2009. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions about Chico area real estate.

Interested in learning more about the Chico area or Ryan?
Vaught Properties: Chico Income Property
Chico Condos: Chico Condo Sales
Ryan Vaught: Ryan's Residential website
Chico Luxury Homes
Chico Investment Property

Ryan Vaught Real Estate
Keller Williams Chico CA
Office Phone: (530) 343-2959

·  Ryan's Current Listings
·  Chico MLS Search
·  Today's New Listings
·  For Sellers
·  About Ryan's Team
·  Why Ryan?
·  Commercial & Income Property

© Ryan Vaught Real Estate
RyanVaught.com | VaughtRealEstate.com | VaughtProperties.com | ChicoSolds.com | ChicoCondos.com | ChicoInvestmentProperty.com | ChicoHomesByRyan.com

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  Hard to find turn-key lots. This is one of 44 in a nicely designed Thermalito/Oroville subdivision. Build your own house, priced well and ready for your home. Curbs, gutter, s...

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