Categories: Buyer Resources
8 Ways to Save for Your Next Houston Home Purchase!
In my first money saving Houston Home Buyer post I offered 10 common sense ways to reduce your reoccurring utility cost. In my second post in this series you were provided 7 smart ways to reduce your monthly payments. In this final installment you will receive 8 tips to saving money so you can purchase Houston real estate.
A Sign of the Times
Many families and individuals are financially strapped and can’t afford to meet the new mortgage guidelines for securing a loan and financing a Houston home especially if it’s their first Houston home. That’s way it is so important to provide you these timely tips. This way you are better prepared to effectively save for your down payment and closing cost for your next Houston home purchase.
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Categories: Home Buyer Tips
Houston first time home buyers who are thinking about buying a Houston home often ask me lots of questions. Questions are good. It demonstrates an eagerness to learn. One of the more frequently asked questions I’m asked goes something like this; “what are some effective ways to save money for a down payment and closing cost“.
I Love to Wear Hats!
When you are a Houston real estate agent expert you have to wear many hats. While I’m not a CPA, financial planner nor am I a tax attorney or any other type of attorney, I do have some common sense advice to offer to help consumers save for their Houston home purchase. In light of the current economic times it’s imperative you have sufficient funds to buy you first (or fifth) Houston home as lending requirements have become more strict.
Get Thrifty With It!
10 Household Saving Tips:
- Wash your laundry in cold water
- Line dry your laundry
- Turn off your dishwasher when it cycles to the drying mode and open the door
- Lower your thermostat at night and pile on the flannel sheets and heavy quilt
- Unplug unused appliances and electronic gear
- Turn off lights in unoccupied rooms
- Seal ducts and add insulation
- Seal drafty windows and doors
- Open the oven after you bake for additional warmth
- Lower your hot water heater thermostat
More Ways to Save Coming in My Next Post
In my next post, I’ll share 7 ways to save when paying your monthly bills. Be sure to check back soon.