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What to Buy

Buying a home doesn’t necessarily mean that you are hunting for a house. There are many other types of abodes available on the real estate market that make wonderful homes. For instance, couples looking to downsize may prefer buying a condominium rather than a small house. Or how about a loft or co-op apartment? To understand the difference between these types of housing, take a look at Co-op vs. Condo.

If you have your heart set on a house but you’re pretty sure that finances won’t allow for something as extravagant as you’d like, then you have a few options. First, there’s the Fixer-Upper. This type of home may be close to what you want, but requires you to put some effort into turning the house into something great. While the mortgage on this home may be less, you need to consider just how much extra work you will actually need to do.

The second option is the Gut-Job. This type of home may have everything you want on the outside, but is a complete mess on the inside. Again, the selling price will likely be significantly cheaper because of all the work that is required on the home. However, if you have the finances and the time to do the renovations, a gut-job will allow you to have the house exactly as you would like it.

With so many new houses being built these days, it can be hard to decide whether you want a brand new, never been lived in home or a home that has been around the block for a while. New Build vs. Old Build can help you decide just which of these is your kind of home.

While buying real estate is always an investment, some people view buying a home as an easy way to make money. If you are considering buying a small building or mutli-family home, then take a look at A Multi-Family Building, which will give you insight on not only making money off your property but also what being a landlord will entail.

Are you always vacationing in the same area? Is it a family tradition to go on a ski trip every January? If so, then you may want to consider buying a timeshare condo. Often cheaper in the long run than going to hotels, buying or renting a timeshare can be your family's home away from home for a few weeks every year.