Many of today’s homebuyers are suffering from sticker shock—and not just over astronomical home prices.
Nearly half of homeowners, 44%, report they weren’t aware of the costs associated with buying a home, according to a Realtor.com® survey in July of nearly 3,000 adults, including 1,800 homeowners. (About 400 of the respondents were buyers who purchased a home within the past 15 months.) This includes paying for things like a home inspection, document fees, property taxes, home insurance, and title fees. About 11% weren’t even factoring in moving expenses.
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You remember the décor challenges your dorm room presented: particleboard furniture, bleak cinder-block walls and a roommate’s unsavory decorating decisions.
The first thing you’ll want to do, before anything else, as far as updating your address goes, would be to put in a request for an address change with your post office.
Here are more tips for changing your address when you move.
Dave Ramsey is financial guru whose advice has saved millions of people vast amounts of money. For a first time home buyer the house hunting process is often romanticized. It is a rite of passage of sorts. It is important though to think of a few key things before starting the process of buying a home. Fortunately Dave Ramsey has some first time home buyer tips to ensure that mistakes that could be costly are avoided.
Purchasing a house that needs some TLC can be a good investment—if the needed repairs aren’t too costly. While some fixer-uppers can come together with a coat of paint and a few small repairs, others may be harboring spendy secrets that could put you way over.
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In a seller’s market, it may not be a good idea for buyers to bargain hard on the price of a home—but there are some concessions that might make your life easier and reduce the strain on your bank account.
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Buying a home is exciting and terrifying. After all, this is the biggest financial move most people ever make. As such, there’s a lot of room for error, and even tiny mistakes can translate to tens of thousands of dollars.