Owning a home has great financial benefitsIn a recent research paper, Homeownership and the American Dream, Laurie S. Goodman and Christopher Mayer of the Urban Land Institute explained:â€
Pumpkin Spice Lattes Could Keep You From Owning A Home
Pumpkin Spiced Lattes or Buying a Home?
Recently, this conversation was discussed among friends about how people will buy lattes, coffees, or other specialized drinks as part of their daily routines. Later, the conversation switched to purchasing a home and the amount of money needed for a down payment.
Typically in Maryland, a down payment for a home range anywhere from 3.5% to 20% of the purchase price of the home's sale amount. The down payment of a home also depends on the type of loan that bank preapproves you for based on your income and credit. Many first time home buyers, select the lowest amount (3.5%) for a down payment as their funds are limited.
Let's take a closer look at that figure:
|Price of Home||3.5% Down Payment||Size of Latte||Daily Cost of Latte||5 Year Cost of Daily Latte|
As you can see, the cost of those tempting lattes add up quickly. Just by changing that small spending habit each day, you can easily save up for a down payment on a home, very quickly! Imagine if you cut out eating out every week??? You could be purchasing a home even quicker!
For more money savings tips, credit issues, or to discuss the home buying process; contact Team Caropreso today by visit our website: Excellence in Real Estate
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Pumpkin Spiced Lattes or Buying a Home?Recently, this conversation was discussed among friends about how people will buy lattes, coffees, or other specialized drinks as part of their daily routines.