The 15 best US states for first-time homebuyers

Tanza Loudenback •
Business Insider
15. Alaska

The narrative that millennials are eschewing all of the traditional habits of their parents is simply a myth, particularly when it comes to homebuying. In fact, 65% of millennials still consider buying a home part of the American Dream, more than any other generation. But burdensome student loan debt, high rent prices, and low wages


5 signs it’s time to downsize your home

Maurie Backman •
The Motley Fool
Rustic Kitchen

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.