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7 things I wish I knew before buying a house

Buying a house can be tedious an painful, and homeownership can be much more expensive than you expect.
Inland cities are some of the best places for millennials to buy homes.

The 20 best cities for millennials who want to buy a home, where housing is affordable and jobs are strong

Millennials are struggling to afford homes, but their ability to buy partly depends on where they live. Here's where they should be looking.
Big houses are becoming a thing of the past.

Millennials aren’t buying homes, and it might not be because they can’t afford them: Some actually prefer to rent instead

Millennials and baby boomers are hot for rental homes. They don't want to deal with hidden homeownership costs, and it's changing the American Dream.
Millennials are waiting longer to buy homes.

8 ways American millennials are changing homeownership, from moving to commuter towns to wiping out the starter home

Millennials are giving homeownership a new look thanks to financial struggles and high housing costs. Here's how millennials are buying homes.

Here’s exactly how much you should keep in a home repair fund, because owning a home is always more expensive than you think

Before buying a home, it's easy to think of rent checks as your only housing expense. But once you own it, there are many more costs to plan for.
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I pay about $13,000 a year in property tax and insurance, and I’ve found a high-yield savings account is the perfect tool to plan ahead

I opened a high-yield savings account specifically to save money for my payments over time and to act as my personal escrow service.
The Los Angeles skyline.

Here’s the salary you’ll need if you want to afford a mortgage in 17 major US cities

Housing prices in the US are skyrocketing: Over the past two years, mortgage payments across US cities increased twice as much as incomes.
The dream of homeownership is becoming increasingly unrealistic for homebuyers in metropolitan areas.

Here’s how many years it takes to save for a 20% down payment on a home in 12 major US cities

It takes median-income earners an average of 14 years to save for a 20% down payment on a median-priced home in the US.

3 steps everyone should take if they want to own real estate by age 30

Aspiring real-estate owners should establish a property goal, quantify the down payment, and become knowledgeable about real estate.
Homeownership is declining across America, largely because of millennials.

Homeownership across America is on the decline for the first time since 2017, and millennials are partially to blame

For the first time since 2017, the US homeownership rate has fallen, reported The Wall Street Journal — and millennials are one of the driving forces.