I’m just going to start off with this: if you have a loan or expect to take out one for any reason – student, car, home – within the future, you will want to read this post. Trust me.
When I first started my home buying process way back in 2013, I was like a deer in the headlights: staring at this large responsibility coming my way but completely stunned as to which way to turn. I knew roughly how much I wanted to pay per month on my mortgage, and with the help of some mortgage payment calculators found through a simple Google search, I knew how that translated into a home price. However, what I didn’t know is how much it was REALLY going to cost me.