Recently, my wife and I bought a new house. She fell in love with it immediately and could see us raising our girls in the house, how could I say no? But of course, there were financial matters to consider. So, the planner in me immediately went to my budget spreadsheet to “crunch the numbers” and determine if we could afford it. We have both been blessed in our careers and while this new home is a stretch to the budget, the answer is yes, we can afford our dream home. So we decided to move forward. Now just the minor details of negotiating the purchase of the new home and selling our old home.