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How can I ever afford a house and the upkeep?

I'm 27 years old and I have a $40,000 a year job. I bring in about $2200 a month income after taxes. However after I pay for my car my car insurance my phone bill and my student loans which are over $500 a month I don't have enough left over to afford a mortgage In a somewhat decent area. I was wondering if anybody had any suggestions on how to afford a house with that kind of income?

Asked By: Dominic - 2/10/2013
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I have so much empathy for you and was perplexed with the same question for years. What I didn't or forgot to realize that as I grew older my increased experience would enable me to get higher paying jobs and my expenses would change over time. That student loan payment isn't going to last forever and when is does go... More
Answered By: linkus86 - 2/10/2013
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i would call in on a sat night to suzie orman she is very up with all this breaks down a budget and knows what all thins entail she is a powerful monetarily budget er in usa write or call here
Answered By: gypsygirl731 - 2/10/2013
 
There are 2 ways to solve this problem. Earn more money or spend less each month. You didn't say where you lived and this makes a huge difference in housing. You need to cut your debt, the student loans and the car payment. The only way to do this would be in increase income and use this money to pay off debt.
Answered By: real estate guy - 2/10/2013
 
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