Buying a home is one of the most important money decisions you’ll make – but beware! Here are 5 reasons to never take financial advice from your realtor.
I admit it. I have a problem. Honestly, I thought I could cure my addiction to real estate and save money by attending open houses. I was wrong.
We’ve got some extra cash lying around and we love rental homes. So, should we buy another rental property? Learn the pros and cons here!
Back in the days when we were young and dumb, Holly and I decided that it would be a good idea if we got into the rental property business. Not only were we insane enough to buy one single-family unit, we actually decided to purchase two of them. Everybody thought we had lost our minds […]
A few weeks ago, I felt like I might have a nervous breakdown. We were getting ready to leave for our frugal trip to St. Maarten, and I was totally buried in work and struggling to get ahead. And around the same time, Greg’s work got hammered so he spent a few weeks putting in […]
Early last year, we were making some serious headway on our primary mortgage. In addition to our regular monthly payment, we were paying lump sums of $1,000 each month, and sometimes more. The balance was dropping quickly, and I was super excited about the prospect of becoming 100 percent debt-free. Then boom – it was […]
Recently, several bloggers wrote posts on real estate prices in their area- a topic I find fascinating. Then last Friday, I wrote a post for Personal Capital called: “A Potentially Easier Way To Get Rich: Move To The Midwest.”
Even the best-behaved tenants can end up dealing with a crappy landlord. However, many bad landlords show their colors early in the application process and you can avoid them if you know what to look for. Before signing a lease, make sure that you won’t be renting from one of these types of bad landlords to avoid:
As many of you know, we bought a new house in January of this year. And unfortunately, the whole thing was a little strange. We’ve applied for many mortgages in the past- either for our primary residence, rental properties, or the various times we’ve refinanced- but this time was different. Since I became self-employed in […]
Unfortunately, April was not a cheap month for the Johnson household. However, it was mainly due to the fairly-frugal vacation we took to Florida and the expenses that resulted from it. On the other hand, our vacation budget was an epic fail. I budgeted $600 for gas to Florida and back, groceries, and entertainment, and […]