Finances and Buying a House

Buying a home is very taxing in the financial area. Not only do you have to take out a substantial loan, you also have to come up with cash for a down payment. Before you dive into the housing market head first, be sure to get your finances in order. Do so by evaluating your credit, figuring out what you can afford, and lining up cash for the down payment. Once you get these things in order, you can begin the house hunting process with confidence. Read the full article here: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/money101/lesson8/index3.htm