As Kirsten indicated, more research is needed to be able to answer your question. You would need to get Pre-Qualified to see if you might be able to afford both mortgage payments at the same time.
You really do not want to start looking at homes until your Pre-Qualification has been completed. Your Pre-Qualification will give you an estimate of your monthly payment and potential cash to close. It is VERY important to make sure this reality matches your expectations. If not, you could be looking in a wrong price range.
Getting Pre-Qualified prior to beginning the home search is critical. To do this, you would need to submit a Pre-Qualification request along with your financial documentation. The following documentation will be needed:
• Two most recent years of W’2’s/income 1099’s
• Two most recent years of Federal Income Tax returns
• Two most recent pay stubs
• Two most recent months of bank statements (all pages)
A loan officer who does not ask for and properly reviews all of the above documentation along with your credit report is doing no service to you and may not be very experienced. Experienced loan officers know that many issues come to light only once the actual documentation has been reviewed.
A Pre-Qualification is valid for 90-120 days from the date that the credit report has been pulled. At the time of closing, most documents (i.e. credit report, income/asset documentation, appraisal, etc.). Should anything be older than 90-120 days old, an update will be required. For credit, this is simply the loan officer obtaining a new credit report.
As one of the largest direct lenders in the country, Prospect Mortgage offers one of the largest selections of loan programs available. In addition to the standard conventional, FHA, VA, USDA, and Jumbo, we also offer a wide range on Renovation loan programs. Our Renovation programs include FHA 203(k) (Streamline & Consultant), HomePath Renovation, and HomeStyle Renovation. In addition, we also have an FHA 580-639 FICO program for borrower with previous credit issues.