With the recession putting a damper on the housing market, a lot of people are wondering how to save money for a house so they can get in the game while prices and rates are good.
Yesterday, I talked about the declining popularity of home ownership. Given all those reasons and the current economy, there are still many good reasons I want to own a home. Here is the list: Moving frequently is incredibly expensive if you consider the direct and indirect costs (you have to outfit your new home, reconnect … Continue reading 8 Reasons I Want a Home
Have you noticed how owning a home is getting a terrible reputation lately? We are a society that loves to challenge the status quo, and thanks to the spectacular collapse of the housing market, the long-time "American Dream" is the new target. "Isn't this the best time to buy a home?," you might ask. "Aren't … Continue reading When Home Ownership Went Downhill
Looking at the various components of what you typically need to buy a home. Includes some case study material and commentary on how things have changed with the economy.
Today, I introduce Ask Fizzle, where I will answer reader questions on a regular basis. Mike and Bayah start us off with questions about home foreclosure and saving on cats.
Nearly one year ago, my wife and I made an attempt to purchase our first home. In retrospect, we made a good decision to back out since home values have continued to plummet since, and the value of that property has likely dropped at least another 25%. However, it wasn't fear of market decline that … Continue reading How a $300 Home Inspection Saved Us $10,000