Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Rentals,IA http://www.zillow.com/advice/IA/rentals/question-discussion-guide/mortgage/?s=0 Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Should I buy now? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-buy-now/260892/ You guys just got married, carrying a lot of debt, have money to pay down your debt and have a need to move closer to your jobs, which will save money as well. Taking those things into account. Give yourself one year to pay down your debts and then reevaluate your situation. Remember life happens and when you make plans more things happen. Think about it in this manner: If you reach your written goals how will it effect your &nbsp;Body, Mind, Heart, Spirit and are your DECISIONS based on your WRITTEN goals?<br/><br/>Angel-Mortgage Consultant<br/><br/><br/><br/>&nbsp;<br \><br \>0 replies Mon, 27 Jul 2009 17:21:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-buy-now/260892/ 2009-07-27T17:21:00Z What percentage of your take home income should go towards rent? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-percentage-of-your-take-home-income-should-go-towards-rent/413067/ As little as possible, so you can save your money instead of paying your landlord's mortgage. If you are buying 25-30% of your take home would go toward a mortgage so pay less than that for rent and save the rest for a down payment or emergency fund.<br \><br \>0 replies Thu, 25 Aug 2011 14:36:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-percentage-of-your-take-home-income-should-go-towards-rent/413067/ 2011-08-25T14:36:00Z what is the best way to buy rental properties http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-is-the-best-way-to-buy-rental-properties/478107/ Find a realtor that is familiar with homes and rentals in your area. A realtor will be able to show you what rental rates are in various neighborhoods. Then you can decide on which area you prefer along with a price range that is comfortable for you. A realtor usually can connect you to a mortgage broker, if you should require financing. Lastly, a realtor will have all the necessary rental forms and contracts you will need in the future.<br \><br \>0 replies Mon, 11 Feb 2013 00:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-is-the-best-way-to-buy-rental-properties/478107/ 2013-02-11T00:04:00Z