As a real estate agent I am not the one who should answer that question. While most real estate agents get paid based on a commission basis it is not my desire to “over sell” a buyer - ever.
I want my buyers to be comfortable with the property they purchased and the price they paid. I want them to call on me again as well as refer me to others.
So how much
The answer is best determined through a process whereby the buyer considers their long term plans (job security, lifestyle changes, debt, space requirements, etc.).
The answer is more than just “how much do you make?”
As a real estate professional I prefer to take a consultative approach when working with buyers in Brevard County. I will provide the answers to buyer questions. I will refer to resources when I do not know the answer. I will ask questions to either get a response or cause the customer to ponder the answer. I will educate when necessary to inform.
But I will not tell a buyer how much they can afford to spend on a home. What you spend today on a home creates an obligation - every month - for years to come.