After some browsing on the market you will likely find some homes of interest to you and you will need to know what is within your financial comfort level. I recommend speaking to a mortgage professional to help you examine your choices. There are mortgage calculators on the internet, and PCS can help, though there is a lot more to a mortgage than just the rate.
As well as examining how much debt you want to take on, getting pre-approved before actively looking is always a good idea. You don't have to use the full amount the bank is willing to lend you, consider your other financial needs and leave some room for the unexpected.
Here are some of the more common mortgage terms and considerations:
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The mortgage contract is a legal document that has a number of terms, such as requiring you to pay property taxes, insure and maintain your home, and it gives the bank the right to foreclose, to name a few. Rates, policies and practices of lenders can be different and can change over time. It is important to have a qualified mortgage profession help you through this step.