This story was originally published October 24, 2014. TV isn't supposed to be real life. We know that. But, sometimes we see an apartment or sprawling pad in a series that just seems wildly unrealistic for the salaries the characters make. (Ahem, Carrie Bradshaw.) According to Debi Buckley, the director of communications at loanDepot, a good rule of thumb is that you can only afford to buy a place that's priced at three times your annual salary.
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