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Our affordability tool will help you determine exactly how much house you can afford using real mortgages.

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Our rent vs buy calculator will help you determine whether it makes more sense for you to buy or rent a home using real time data.

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Our mortgage calculator will help you determine your monthly payments using real mortgages, with local data on insurance and real estate taxes.

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Our calculator will help you determine your closing costs when buying a home. We use local data on taxes and other fees to provide information on what your total closing costs will be.

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Our down payment calculator can help you determine the right down payment for you.

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Our cost of living calculator allows you to compare living costs based on location, income and household size.

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Our budget calculator will help you see how your budget compares to other people in your area.

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