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Home buying

Wastes of Money

Andy asks if a home warranty is a waste of money with a fully funded emergency fund.

A Transitional Year

Adam and Kali are considering relocation to Nashville. They own a home. Should they hang on to the house for a year just in case the move to Nashville didn't work out?

Tips on Buying a Foreclosure

George is about to buy his first home. He and his wife are considering buying a foreclosure and remodeling it. Is that a better idea than buying a new home?

Owing on Commercial

Dawn and her husband own three commercial buildings with debt. The buildings are leased out, and they earn $190,000. Is it okay to owe on commercial buildings, or should they work to pay those off?

Using the 401(k) Wrong

Marcus and his wife make $90,000 a year. His wife has $4,500 in a 401(k). Should they cash out the 401(k) and use that money to move to a new home?

Decide What You Can Afford

Jennifer and her husband have been approved for $800,000 to buy a house, but it won't put them where they want to be. Is it a wise move for them to look beyond their preferred area based on their budget?

Keeping a Hedge Against Inflation

CJ just relocated from the midwest for her husband's job. Are there any downsides to long-term renting? She and her husband are enjoying the low-maintenance lifestyle they have now.

Auction Buys

Julio asks what Dave thinks about buying a home via auction.

Buy a House with an Agent Who Serves, Not Sells

Buy a House with an Agent Who Serves, Not Sells.

You need an agent who cares more about you than their commission check.
Find a Buyer's Agent

Buy a House with an Agent Who Serves, Not Sells.

You need an agent who cares more about you than their commission check.
Find a Buyer's Agent