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Kelly Burch at her rural New Hampshire home.

Even without the cash for a down payment, I was able to buy a new house — and keep my old house as a rental

When her family of four outgrew their 900-square-foot house, they knew it was time for an upgrade. Only problem: How to buy a new house?
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I looked into ‘house hacking’ to live for free, but there are a few reasons I’ve decided it’s not for me

House hacking is where you utilize your primary residence to help you earn income, so you can live for free or drastically reduce expenses.

The 15 US cities where it’s hardest to get a mortgage, ranked

Of the top 15 cities where borrowers are most likely to be denied, four are in Florida. The most common reason for rejection is debt to income ratio.
Kelly Burch in front of her home in New Hampshire.

Here’s exactly what it costs to own my 3-bedroom, 2,700-square foot home on 2.3 acres in rural New Hampshire

I bought my house at a bargain because it was a foreclosure, so I only owe $161,000, but my mortgage and taxes are still my biggest expense.
Kelly Burch at her rural New Hampshire home.

My new house is three times the size of my old one, but I’m still paying pretty much the same to run it every month

This family of four lived for three years in a 900-square-foot home, where their monthly outgoing expenses were about $1,100.
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I spent my whole life thinking I couldn’t afford a house until my husband asked me a question that changed my mind

Fears about money almost stopped the author from buying a home. But, thanks to one question from her husband, the couple now owns two properties.
The author rents out her first home for $1,550 per month.

My rental property makes $650 a month, but there were 4 things I had to do before I ever saw a dime

When the author was shopping for her first house, she bought a home she knew would make a good rental. Now, she's making money on her investment.
Kelly Burch's home on more than two acres in rural New Hampshire cost $170,000.

I bought a foreclosed home for $170,000, and there are 4 things I’d tell anyone who’s thinking of doing the same

Buying a foreclosure enabled one family to get a house at a bargain. But there were a lot of unknowns, including whether the plumbing would work.

12 reasons why your home might sell for less than you expect

Opendoor, a real estate technology company, looked at the factors that most detracted from a home's value in 20 cities across the US.

I was nervous about a house that needed work, but buying a fixer-upper ended up being the smartest thing I’ve ever done with my money

After three years, the home was worth more than double what we paid. Now, we rent the house out for a monthly profit.