Does anyone have any advice for a first time home buyer in NY?

I am looking to buy a condo in Brooklyn or Queens within the next couple of years. My boyfriend and I have a combined income of about 150K a year. How much would we need to save for a down payment and closing costs. We are looking to have a mortgage that is around $ 1500 which is a little less than what we spend now for rent.

I don’t even know what we can and cannot afford to look into. Also does being legally married have any impact on buying a home for the first time? I am also a minority, are they any programs that help first time home buyers with any costs?

Any info would be great 🙂

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