From the Writer:
As we all know, home-ownership is a lot of responsibility. Being a homeowner means that, if anything goes wrong or needs fixing, it’s on you. You no longer have the power to phone a friend, aka your landlord, to come fix something.
That’s why I’m sharing these four tips, so that if you do find yourself heading to an open house this weekend and find the house of your dreams, you’ll have some help on your journey. Full Article
At the time of this posting, there is video from Shark Tanks Kevin O’Leary about renting vs. buying. I’m not in full agreement that you need to be married with kids to buy a home. I think this is unique to each individual’s lifestyle and planning for their future. However, I do agree that a mortgage payment should not exceed 30% of your net income as you never know what unexpected expenses you may have with a new home.