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Quick Guide: Saving for a New Home

Are you thinking about purchasing a new home but not sure if you'll be able to afford the down payment?

We've got some quick tips to help you start saving now!

  • Check both your own and your partner's credit score. Apps like Credit Karma make this easy and give you tips to improve.
  • Figure out what type of loan you qualify for. Visit a few lenders and get their advice on what you will need to purchase a new home.
  • Skip purchasing your morning (or afternoon) coffee and meals out. Instead try preparing them at home or at the office. Place the money you would have spent in a savings account. You'll be surprised how fast it adds up.
  • Use an app like Qapital. It will connect to your bank account and allow you to set various rules such as the Round - Up Rule which will save the change every time you swipe your card, or the 52 Week Rule which will save $1 the first week, $2 the second week, and so on. All of these are done automatically so you don't even have to think about it. Yay!
  • Are you crafty? Sell your unique creations on sites like Etsy or Facebook Marketplace and save your profits!
  • Align with friends who are working toward the same goal. Share tips and encourage each other. The journey's always better when you have someone else in the car with you!
  • While it may seem out of reach, once you set your mind on a goal you'd be amazed at what you can accomplish. Just keep picturing your family in your dream home!

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By Bigelow Homes 5-22-2018