“I just love paying someone else’s mortgage.”
Or at least that’s what your landlord hears every time they cash your rent check. Let’s think about this for a second...
So your rent on a 2 bedroom, 600 sq ft apartment in the most ok-est part of town with a shared porch is $1100 dollars a month. After 12 months you have paid $13,200 and what do you have to show for it? A tense-at-best relationship with your upstairs/downstairs/right-side/left-side neighbors and $13,200 less in your bank account.
What if it didn’t have to be this way? What if you can have an expansive 😉 1100 sq ft home with 2 bedrooms and *gasp* your own backyard for that exact same payment (or less)? And what if I were to tell you that of that $13,200 approximately 60% of it would stay in your “account” in the form of equity? It happens and it’s called putting your big person pants on and buying a house.
It may seem overwhelming. It kinda is. We are talking downpayments, pre-qualifications, and lots and lots of house shopping (ok, that part is actually pretty fun). But what if I were also to tell you that there are people out there who’s job it is to hold your hand through the whole process and they cost you a whopping ZERO dollars. That’s people like me- a real estate agent.
So if you’re tired of funding Joeschmoe’s next tropical vacation and you’re ready to join the grown-ups, let’s talk.