Not only does owning a home give you a haven for yourself and your family, it makes great financial sense, too.
This calculation assumes a 28 percent income tax bracket. If your bracket is higher, your savings will be, too.
Multiplier: X 1.32
Mortgage payment: __________________
Because of tax deductions, you can make a mortgage payment including taxes and insurance that is approximately one-third larger than your current rent payment and end up with the same amount of income.
For more help, use Fannie Mae's online mortgage calculators.