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One year ago we moved into our first house! Through diligent savings, we came up with the down payment. Despite our own nay-saying that we could get together that much money, we have arrived! Home ownership is ours! [Trumpets! Fanfare!] Now we are done saving and our previous “frugal apartment” budget is transferable to our new house! [maniacal laughter] Nope, nope, and… [checks clipboard] nope. Costs Of Buying a House Listen, I… Read More

One evening, in the fall of 2016, my husband (at the time boyfriend) came home to our quaint apartment, bursting with excitement. He was holding a fistful of brochures for houses in a suburb outside of our big city, and yammering something like “Let’s buy a house!”  What the what?!? Apparently he was visiting his parents in said suburb and drove by a neighborhood being built. Spontaneously, he decided to swing by… Read More

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