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3 ways a mortgage beats renting for aspiring DIY’ers

David Leto •
The man does repair in the house, twists a drill the self-tapping screw

If your urge to undo and improve is strong enough, you might be able to put that energy to positive use by owning your home instead of renting. Besides the satisfaction you get from doing-it-yourself, you will probably come out financially ahead. You Don’t Need Permission Renters must have permission from their landlords or property


5 signs it’s time to downsize your home

Maurie Backman •
The Motley Fool
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Owning a home has long been the American Dream, but these days, far too many people are pushing themselves too hard to attain it. It’s estimated that 39 million Americans can’t actually afford their homes, while more than half the population has been forced to make major financial sacrifices to keep up with housing payments.


15 things I wish I knew before I bought my house

Amanda Harding •
The Cheat Sheet

Buying a house is one of the most stressful and expensive purchases you’ll make in your adult life. When my husband and I ditched our 600 square foot apartment six years ago in favor of home ownership, we had absolutely no idea what we were doing. We read advice articles and scrolled through Zillow obsessively,


30 things to do before buying a house

Daniel B. Kline •
The Motley Fool
home buying

Do the work Very few people will ever make a purchase bigger than a house. In fact, most people will only buy a home a few times in their life.That makes it critical to get the right home, at the right price, and with the right financing. Accomplishing that requires you to put a lot