I would recommend consulting a mortgage advisor like myself, to see if the student loan payments will hold back you purchasing power. In my professional opinion, I would like to see what you qualify for now with a minimum down payment of 3.5% (FHA) or 0% (USDA). Then you will be able to make a better decision if paying off the student loans will give you your desired purchase amount. If you qualify at your desired purchase price with the student loans, I would buy now!
Best of luck. Reach out to me with any questions.
Joseph S. Cordova NMLS# 146855
Evesham Mortgage, LLC
22 South Maple Avenue
Marlton, NJ 08053
office: (856) 985-9944 ext. 103
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