Challenged by a Down Payment? The Easiest Markets to Save For

One of the biggest challenges for first-time homebuyers is saving. Coming up with a down payment is a hurdle for the majority of millennials, shows study after study—but, there are areas where the average earnings are enough to save sufficiently, according to an analysis recently released by RealEstate.com. The easiest market? Chicago, where the average […]

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Want to Save for a Down Payment? Skip the Pre-Wedding Shenanigans

Would-be homeowners can easily plunk down savings for a home—if they forgo their friends’ one last hurrah before the big day. A recent report by Zillow reveals the cost of destination bachelor or bachelorette parties can equal up to one-third of a down payment on a median-priced home. With attendees spending an average $1,106 (for […]

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Apartment-Hoppers: Stay Put and Save

Renters can save thousands of dollars by renewing a lease instead of moving to a new rental, according to a recently released analysis by Zillow—a golden opportunity to put savings toward a down payment on a home. Researchers arrived at an average $3,946 in savings by assessing the most recent rent data from the U.S. […]

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