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Ricardo Oliveira

Ricardo is a software engineer at Faira (and also the first employee!)

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Ricardo Oliveira

Ricardo is a software engineer at Faira (and also the first employee!)

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Home Buying

Introduction to Saving for a Down Payment

Follow us on a journey to discover your purchase power and buying speed

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Home Buying

Step by Step Guide to Using the Calculator

An illustrated guide to help you follow the down payment articles with your own numbers

Welcome to our illustrated guide on how to use the Faira down payment calculator!

If you haven’t checked out the other articles in this series yet, head over to the introduction for a summary and links. Download the Excel spreadsheet “Faira down payment calculator” and let’s begin!

You will input your own numbers in the cells with a white background and black border. Example:

 

The cells with a gray background show you results of calculations. Example:

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Home Buying

How Debt Affects Your Home Purchase

Most people have some form of long term debt and it matters when buying a home.

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Home Buying

What if I Lower My Down Payment?

There is more than a single path to homeownership and it’s worth knowing your options.

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High Savings "Diet" for the Down Payment

It’s time to get fit on your finances and beat other buyers on the race to homeownership

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What is the Maximum You Can Afford?

Saving more can help you buy faster, but you’ll still be limited by this “magical” number

There are homes out there that you think you can probably afford and some that you just know you definitely can’t. But where exactly is the line that separates them?

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Knowing the Price of a Home

Wouldn’t it be great if you had a crystal ball that you could look into before making a big financial decision and knowing the outcome in advance?

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Home Selling

How commissions affect your sale cost

We have personally experienced the traditional home transaction cycle over and over again. The steps toward improvement so far are interesting, but there’s a limit to what they can achieve because the overall approach has remained the same.

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