rent vs buy

7 Strategic Moves as You Prepare to Apply for a Mortgage

Rent Before You Buy – It is always a good idea to get a year or so under your belt as a tenant so you can understand some of the challenges that come with homeownership. Put yourself in the shoes of your landlord. Lenders like to see a track record of making housing payments prior …

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Top Reasons a House is More Than an Investment

Purchasing a home can be one of the most rewarding and meaningful transactions folks will ever be a part of. Outside of the obvious reasons for owing a home (shelter from the elements, more space for a growing family, shortened commute to work/school/family, etc.) using your home for its investment aspects is especially attractive given …

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Renting While Saving for a House:

…..The Catch 22 Here’s the Situation: You think you don’t have enough money saved to purchase a home, so you’re renting for a few more months… or even years. But here’s the Problem: The cost to rent is steadily increasing; however renter’s total income is not. In turn, a higher percentage of income goes towards …

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