It's been a few months since moving into my new home. With the unexpected expenses everyone warns you about, how'd I net out?
Sure, this was a blind trial-and-error process, but it worked out in the end. Mostly.
It took almost a year, but I did it! I'm a home owner! Here's how my search evolved over time.
My dream home was listed at $415,000; I offered $435,000; The appraiser valued it at $420,000. Here's how I'm coming out ahead.
Turns out you can control how much you want to spend in Private Mortgage Insurance. Here's how I'm doing it!
I've now been preapproved by not one, not two, but four lenders. Luckily, unlike the houses, it seems much easier to spot bad bones in a lending institution. So of the four, here's what I noticed.
Rents (and mortgages) are too damn high, so here's how I'm setting limits for myself while buying a home!
I may have found my new home! I can't talk to the owner directly, but here's what I'd want to tell him.
No amount of binge-watching HGTV has prepared me for the realities of buying a home.