It's easy to get swept up in the excitement of potentially buying a home.
How much of a mortgage can you afford based on your salary?
There are signals that U.S home prices may be falling. But while these price cuts may tempt you to snatch up a house quickly, you should still stop to consider what your price range is and prepare a home buying budget. (Note: We may receive commissions from some links to products on this page. Promotions are subject to availability and retailer terms.)