Monday, July 23, 2012

Still want to buy a home?


I can’t sell mine and probably never will be able to. Soooo….homeownership for me is renting with full responsibility for buying new appliances, fixing things, getting someone to cut palm leaves, and so on.

Worst of all worlds.

But interest rates are low—so you may want to get into this.

They call it a starter house—but count on “starting” for five years at least.

So look for extra bedrooms for when Little Junior comes along.

Get the best neighborhood you can afford.

Pay attention to schools—research it. Check out schoolmatch.com.

You will need a pretty large percentage for a down payment. An FHA loan may cut that somewhat. Go to hud.gov.

Don’t forget those trees, that grass you need to cut, the fridge that may need replacing.

Oh, I am a grump. Don't listen to me.

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