I enjoy getting out to our Lunch and Learn seminars because it gives me a chance to share helpful information, and it also allows me to hear what’s on your mind when it comes to personal finance. In today’s blog, I want to offer answers to some of the questions that we get in our popular free seminar on home buying, The Road to Home Ownership. This seminar is offered publicly at different times and locations through the year, so be on the lookout!
For anyone considering buying a home, I have four do-it-yourself online calculators to share today. Credit for these goes to our financial partner BALANCE. What I like about them is that they answer questions we all have when thinking of buying a home, and we can find answers simply and privately. So here are the questions with links to the calculators:
- How much home can I afford?
- How much mortgage might I qualify for?
- How much will my fixed rate mortgage payment be?
- How much will my adjustable rate mortgage payments be?
By the way, BALANCE is a great resource for personal financial information, and you can contact a counselor there to discuss your questions and get financial advice. The toll-free number is 888-456-2227 and is available Monday through Thursday, 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. (PST). On Fridays, the hours are 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PST) and on Saturdays, you can reach a BALANCE counselor between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (PST). Note these are Pacific Standard Time hours.
You can also email BALANCE at firstname.lastname@example.org (but please do not include sensitive information, such as your account number or social security number).