# 2 BUYING THE MOST EXPENSIVE HOME THEY QUALIFY FOR.
Becoming an homeowner is very exciting for a first time buyer, but it can become a financial burden, if your not prepared for the additional cost of homeownership. This is one topic that is perfect to discuss with friends and family, and an area where they can be a great source of advice.
When choosing your first home, consider all the expenses you will incur, in addition to your monthly mortgage, and be realistic about how much you will have left over for food, gasoline, and even entertainment. The last thing you want to do is become a prisoner in your own home, even if it is beautiful and everything you've ever dreamed of.