Living Blog

Getting down to finally buy a home is probably the biggest financial leap of faith you will ever take - immensely thrilling, but also particularly nerve-wracking given the range of options in real estate and a lack of directional focus on how to start identifying the right fit for your dreams, and budget.

Whether you are a nervous first-timer looking to buying your first house, or a family of four intending to move into a bigger space soon that doesn’t end up burning a hole in your pocket, here are a few critical questions you need to ask before you make the plunge:

1. Can I (we) afford it?