Why millennials are finally starting to settle down and buy homes

By Gail MarksJarvis •
Chicago Tribune

Millennials are finally starting to show interest in homeownership. Weighed down by massive student debt and job struggles, the generation brutalized by the Great Recession has lacked both the money and the desire to buy homes. They’ve been a generation of renters. But as millennials have entered their 30s, established themselves financially and started having

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Buying and selling a home when you’re in the military

Kimberly Lankford, Contributing Editor, and <i>Kiplinger's Personal Finance</i> •
Kiplinger

Military families tend to move often, sometimes with little notice, which can make it tough to decide whether to buy a home or rent. But you also have access to some special perks that can help homebuyers. Members of the military receive a tax-free Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) to cover all or part of

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First home was their vacation home

ALISON BOWEN •
Chicago Tribune

Mary McCarthy wasn’t sure she wanted to buy a condo in Old Town. While considering a change from renting to owning, she loved her apartment but remembers thinking, “What I want at 29 is probably not what I want at 35.” But what was she sure wouldn’t change? Her lifelong goal to be able to

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