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9 Signs You’re Ready to Stop Renting and Buy Your First Place

Do you dream of a future with a yard and a white picket fence? One where you’re not writing away 30 percent of your salary to your landlord every month? Being able to buy a home is a big part of what we’re sold as “The American Dream,” but it’s not for everyone. Renting an apartment forever is absolutely an option, and a damn good one. But still, many people every year...

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Here’s Why Paying Rent Isn’t Throwing Away Money

We continue to be culturally conditioned to chase the ideal of the white picket fence. Ask anyone who lost their home to the subprime mortgage crisis and they'll tell you they wish they'd been renting. For most people, buying a home isn't just a major life achievement, it's the major life achievement. Even in an era of globalization, international ideas, and modern families, North Americans continue...

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