Dave Ramsey’s Guidelines for Buying a House

LiveFrugaLee Dave Ramsey Buying House

Thinking about buying a house or already own one? See if you meet Dave’s guidelines for buying. If you don’t know who Dave Ramsey is, you can read a little more about him here. His book The Total Money Makeover drastically changed my financial life and shaped how I view and handle my personal finances today. Related: Where … Read moreDave Ramsey’s Guidelines for Buying a House

Are Condo Fees A Waste Of Money? A Defense of Condo Fees

Are Condo Fees A Waste Of Money?

“Oh, I’ll never buy a condo! Condo fees are such a waste of money!” In my four years as a licensed realtor in Virginia, I’ve heard this many, many times from both friends and clients. Many people rule out condos from their search because they say condo fees are like throwing money away. I agree … Read moreAre Condo Fees A Waste Of Money? A Defense of Condo Fees

Homebuying 101: A Quick Guide For First-Time Homebuyers

Buying a home can be a daunting process. For first-time homebuyers, buying a home is typically the biggest financial decision they have ever made. My goal for this post is to provide a brief but clear picture of the homebuying process. I am a licensed realtor in Virginia. Some steps may be slightly different in other … Read moreHomebuying 101: A Quick Guide For First-Time Homebuyers

Should You Rent Or Buy? Thoughts From A Realtor

“Should I rent or buy?” As a realtor, I get asked some form of this question often enough from people in my age group (late 20s / early 30s) that I thought I should address it in a blog post. Many people feel that renting is like throwing away money or paying someone else’s mortgage for them. … Read moreShould You Rent Or Buy? Thoughts From A Realtor