It can be difficult for apartment dwellers to resist the siren song of homeownership. After all, the allure is obvious: It’s a place to call your own, it probably offers more space than your current cramped apartment and it represents an escape from stinky and/or loud neighbors.
But a smart decision on whether or not to buy your first home is one influenced not by emotion and desire, but by cold, hard facts. A home purchase is not a decision to be taken lightly. Here are four signs that you may be on the right track for homeownership.