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
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.
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,
If you’re thinking about remodeling your home next year, now might be a good time to start planning. With Black Friday approaching, hardware stores will be offering discounts on any tools or building supplies you can imagine. And Houzz—a website which offers products, ideas, and the names of contractors for home remodeling and decoration projects—has
Buying your first home is scary. We get it. All those concerns you have about money are quite legitimate, and the mortgage process can be confusing. On top of that, you want to make sure the house fits you. But some of the things that first-time homebuyers worry about really don’t matter. Here are five issues
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