Buying a house? Make sure you're looking in the right financial neighborhood.
A spacious master bedroom. A great room. A large backyard. Decision, decisions. There are so many of them when you're shopping for a home. Don't forget to focus on the long-term finances. It's a good idea to understand your monthly mortgage costs as well as the total interest charges you'll pay over the life of the loan. Calculate exactly how much your dream house will cost you each month. Because mortgages come in different lengths, see how a longer or shorter one affects your monthly and overall payments.