Take Your Time to Find a Great Deal on New Floors

By |October 30th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: |

Every day it looks more and more like the financing is going to come through and I'm going to have a house in December. When my fiancee and I buy this house we have four items on the to-do list before we move in: get rid of popcorn ceilings, paint, buy appliances, and install new flooring. Getting rid of popcorn

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

Mortgage Calculators Don’t Tell the Whole Story

By |April 2nd, 2012|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

Have you even used an online mortgage calculator to see how much it would cost you per month to buy a house? If you have, you may have marveled at how cheap these calculators say it is to own your own home. The monthly payment looks so cheap because most of these calculators don't tell you the whole story about

How To Turn Your House into Income

By |March 20th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

I got a reader email today that was such a great topic I had to share with everyone. In the interest of keeping him anonymous, let's call him Homeowner Hank. Here is Homeowner Hank's email: My sister showed me your blog recently and I have learned a lot from reading it.  I have a long way to go to get

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