Almost Half Of Millennial Homebuyers Have No Savings For A Down Payment

By |January 10th, 2019|Categories: Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

Nearly half of millennials who plan to buy a house in the near future have no savings for a down payment. According to a recent study by Apartment List, nine out of 10 millennial renters plan to buy a house, but 48% say they have no savings for a down payment. The study found that only 11% of millennials who plan

How Being a Homeowner Can Save You Money

By |October 25th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: |

Now that I am hopefully getting into the world of home ownership, I'm starting to look for all the ways that owning a home can save me money. There are some big expenses that come along with home ownership (like repairs and renovations) but hopefully I can offset those expenses with some of these money saving techniques. Save Money on

9 Big Steps to Buying a House

By |October 23rd, 2012|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: |

I'm finally at the point where I'm ready to talk about the next huge step in my life. A few weeks ago I got engaged, and a day later my fiancee and I got a call from our Realtor saying that the offer we put in on a house was accepted. There are so many things that can go wrong

3 Reasons Buying a Home is More Expensive Than You Think

By |September 25th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

My girlfriend Tag and I have been watching a lot of HGTV and get really excited about the idea of owning a house. Watching people do renovations and get their dream homes is lots of fun and there are times I'm certain I want a house. But then I think about how much it really costs to own a house

The Hidden Costs of Buying a House

By |November 22nd, 2011|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

Every now and then, I look at houses for sale and think about buying one. Usually this happens a few months before my apartment lease expires. I just moved into my apartment in June, so I should have no reason to be looking at homes. And yet, I find myself searching through Zillow and looking for houses in my price

Owning a Home Can Be Very Painful

By |September 26th, 2011|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: |

After this weekend, I don't think I ever want to own a home. My girlfriend Tag asked me to help her family move some dirt so they could expand their driveway. I was planning to record my next personal finance song this weekend, but had a little bit of a stuffy nose and couldn't really sing, so I decided to

5 Ways to Prepare for a Move

By |June 17th, 2011|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , |

Over the next week I will be moving into a new apartment. I move every year, so I'm pretty much a pro at getting this whole process done as quickly, cheaply and painlessly as possible. photo credit: flickr.com/zeke_ Don't get me wrong; moving sucks. It will not be quick, cheap, or painless. The only thing you can do

Homes Lose Value Just Like Brand New Cars

By |June 1st, 2011|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , |

I am moving into a new apartment in about three weeks. Every year when my apartment lease is up, I have a decision to make: I can renew my lease, I can end my lease and rent a new apartment, or I can end my lease and buy a house. The "American Dream" part of me wants to buy a