Sometimes it's hard to weigh the financial pros and cons of major decisions. It can be especially difficult to assess one's readiness to buy a home. It is, after all, a huge commitment, one that requires serious consideration as well as some lifestyle adjustments.
Deciding whether it's the proper time to trade a rent payment for a mortgage is based on a number of variables. Here are some ways to decide if this is the right time to buy and some things to consider as you consider options.
While signing an apartment lease for a year hardly seems worth much angst, committing to a 25…