MATTERS OF INTEREST
If you're thinking of purchasing a home, you've probably started shopping for a mortgage. It's a daunting task to be sure, but it doesn't have to be. Before you dive into the sea of mortgage calculators and online applications, you'll need to know a few things about your financial picture before you apply: how much you earn; your credit score, your cash on hand; and your debt-to-income ratio. From bankers to real estate agents to mortgage brokers, we've assembled a panel of experts to weigh and help you understand how to hunt for that perfect deal.