Determining how much home you can afford is one of the first and most important steps in the home buying process. You want to have a really good idea of what price range your budget will allow, so you’re not wasting time during your home search or buy a home that leaves you house poor. We really like the home affordability calculator that Realtor.com offers. This is an excellent tool, but for a more accurate assessment, you will still want to verify with a lender. Just click on the calculator below to see how much you can afford.