Money Saving Tips for 1st Time Buyers

For the last few months, there’s been uncertainty in the market — not enough supply, but also prices not moving in proportion to the costs. As we head into summer, it looks like that’s changing — at least for first-time buyers. And the demographic is changing too. After months of talking about how Millennials aren’t buying houses, Zillow is predicting that they’ll be the biggest group of buyers in 2015. Inman reports, and provides a handy infographic (image courtesy of Jacob Grant) which covers 15 ways first-time buyers can avoid missteps that may cost thousands.

9 Home Repair Scams to Avoid

Last week Tuesday, the blog addressed an increasing trend of moving from DIY to DIFM. Obviously, to each their own on that sort of decision — but, if you are going to contract out work, some caution is prudent. In one of their weekend roundups, Money Magazine covered the 9 biggest home-repair scams. It’s hard to imagine anyone falling for some of these, but on the other side of the coin, some of them might be really convincing. Termite infestation is a great example of that. Can you tell the difference between a flying ant and a termite?