Spend more than you expected to buy your home?
... Then join nearly one in five home buyers who also did just that. The Wall Street Journal Online/Harris Interactive Personal Finance Poll "finds that nearly one in five (19%) U.S. adults who purchased a home within the last three years for their primary residence say they spent above their suggested price range, while two-thirds (67%) stayed within their price range and 12% were below their price range."
That same Poll found that home buyers mainly used a fixed-rate mortgage to finance the purchase.
To read the entire article, go here (pdf file).