Without getting into numbers...
I'm not married to my girlfriend but we're looking at moving into a place with each other and buying a home isn't entirely out of the question given the housing market and the fact that we don't have one to get rid of
The problem is that i have student loans and given my income and my monthly debt i'm not convinced that a bank would give me a loan, understandably. However with our combined income, we could easily afford something in the 150-170 range which is more than doable where we live.
Do you have to be married for the bank to consider both incomes? Is there a way to buy a house together and not be married?