Can I buy a house if I make 30 thousand dollars a year?

I make 30K a year working in retail. I’m currently based in Idaho. I’d really love to become a homeowner. Can I buy a house if I make 30 thousand dollars a year?

Nick Kunze · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
These are important questions to ask yourself. While it’s hugely situational, it is definitely possible to purchase a home if you’re making $30,000 a year.
As long as you have enough savings to make a down payment, have a good credit score, and have a decent debt-to-income ratio, you should be good to go!
Let’s say you’re buying a $150,000 house. With a $30,000 down payment (20% of purchase price) and a 30-year loan at 3%, you’ll only be paying around $700 a month! Definitely affordable on a $30,000 budget.
If you need more help, you can apply for a Federal Housing Association (FHA) loan, which is specifically designed for those with low income.
Once you get the house, you’ll also need to think about
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