Start Saving Up for Your Down Payment
If you want to buy a home this year, you’ll need to start saving up for your down payment. The key to building up the cash required for a down payment is to put away money on a regular basis, whether it’s every week or every month.
Here are some tips and ideas to get you started:
Consult with a financial professional. Meeting with a financial professional can help you get on the right path. They can advise you on how much you’ll need for a down payment and how much buying and owning a home will cost in the long run.
Make a solid budget. Although you can just put money into savings whenever you think you have a bit of extra cash, making a good budget can really help you stay on track and put away a set amount of money on a regular basis.
Put off making any large purchases. Making a large purchase such as a new car or a new household appliance can put a large dent in your down payment fund. If at all possible, try to delay making any large purchases until after you’re in your new home.
Even small amounts will help. Saving up for your down payment doesn’t just mean cutting back on large expenses. If you cut back your spending in small ways, that can add up as well—as long as you stick to your plan.
Use your tax refund for your down payment. Your annual tax refund can really give your down payment fund a boost. Try to think of your tax refund as “extra” money, rather than as income, as many people do.
Earn extra money. There are many ways to earn extra money, but the two most common ways are selling household items or getting a part-time job. Even if selling household items or a weekend job doesn’t generate a lot of money, it can still add up over time.
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