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The suburbs offer bigger homes, but sometimes at a cost.

11 hidden costs of moving to the suburbs

Everything from transportation, to buying more furniture for your bigger home, to lawn maintenance will add to your home costs in the suburbs.
Millennials are struggling to buy homes.

How many millennials can actually afford to buy a home in 16 of the biggest US metro areas

In three California metro areas, less than 10% of millennial renters could afford a 20% down payment if they buy a home in five years.
The author rents out her first home for $1,550 per month.

We could have wiped out $40,000 of debt by selling our house and still made a profit, but we decided to rent it out for these 3 reasons

Selling her first home offered an opportunity to make $50,000 in profit, but this writer chose to rent it out instead.
The author's rental property.

I thought becoming a landlord would bring in $400 a month, but it ended up costing me. There are 6 things I wish I’d known before I rented out m...

Renting out your home can be a good way to make extra money — but not if you're unaware of the risks and potential costs.
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.
The author is not pictured.

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.

The best school districts in the US with affordable real estate are clustered in just 3 states

Six of the top 10 spots on the list of best school districts to buy an affordable home went to Texas. Pennsylvania and Wisconsin each had two.
It's OK to keep renting if you're not financially ready to buy.

6 signs you probably can’t afford to stop renting

You're not ready to buy a house if you plan to use your emergency fund for a down payment. Here are more signs you should keep renting for now.

7 reasons renting a home is better than buying one

Renting a house will give you all the benefits of living in a house without the long term commitment and recurring expenses.