Buying a new home is one of the largest purchases most people will make during their lifetime. Luckily there are many ways to reduce the overall cost involved with the purchase, move, and costs of operatation thereafter. The key is to have a clear plan and then follow it to the letter.
Saving on the Purchase
Whether you are moving across the country or to the next state over, doing research on the type of homes (like one in default versus a regular buy) and a thorough check of the area prior to signing any contracts is important. An owner looking for a quick sale or a bank looking to unload a home can present an opportunity to pick up a home for much less than you might imagine.
There are also other things to consider that can impact the overall costs of the home. This includes things like the …