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


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,


Home down payments: 7 myths debunked

Selena Maranjian •
The Motley Fool

The National Association of Realtors just released a snapshot of home purchases in 2017, and it offers some interesting details: For example, the median home purchase price was $235,000, and 88% of buyers used a mortgage to secure their home. Some of its down payment findings may surprise you, though, as they go against common myths.