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If you want to improve your community and the economy – not to mention the fortunes of your own family – buy a house. It’s true. Homeowners are more involved in their communities, according to several studies. They are more likely to know their Congressman and local school board chair by name, more likely to vote,
When a Homeowner’s Penny Saved Becomes Two Pennies Earned
A house is first and foremost a home. It is where you sleep, eat, raise your children, take shelter from the storm, and hopefully grow old and happy. That was forgotten by buyers, banks and the government in the run-ups to the late 1980s and mid-2000s housing bubbles.
Pay yourself first. That’s the wisdom from retirement planners who advise people to make their savings automatic, part of their regular budget, so they’re never tempted to frivolously spend the money they should be putting away. But with all our bills and obligation and the need to put food on the table, just how hard is that?
Renting vs owning a home. What’s the best answer? The short-term goal of a monthly housing payment is to keep a roof over your head for the next 30 days. It’s the same whether that payment is for rent or a mortgage – the immediate benefit is shelter for you and your family.
Owning a home is possible. The truth is that dreams can come true. Even as the worst real estate market since the 1930s casts a lingering shadow on the economy, home ownership is still the dream of the vast majority of Americans. Some 90 percent of those ages 18 to 34 who now rent would like to own a home someday,