Financial Cents: Posts About Housing

FHA Loans: An Alternative to the 20% Down Payment

Think you can’t afford a mortgage? Maybe you actually can.

Posted on: September 08, 2019


Legitimate or Scam: Is that Apartment Listing Too Good to be True?

Know how to spot these rental listing red flags to protect your wallet during the home-hunting process.

Posted on: September 06, 2019


The Down-low on Down Payments

Should new homeowners still stick with the 20% down payment rule or put down less upfront to keep money in their savings?

Posted on: August 14, 2019


Renting When Your Credit Score Won’t Vouch for You

You have low credit, but need a place to live. What else can you do to lock in a lease?

Posted on: August 09, 2019


The Broke Person’s Guide to Moving

If your plan for a low-cost move revolves entirely around asking friends and family members to pitch in, think again.

Posted on: July 01, 2019


The Hidden Costs of Homeownership

Owning your own home is expensive—but there are many hidden costs that can make it way more expensive than you even know. 

Posted on: June 25, 2019


10 Questions To Ask Before Signing a Lease

The more questions you asking before signing the lease for a house or apartment, the fewer nasty surprises you'll have later.

Posted on: June 17, 2019


Is It Time for You to Buy a Home?

Buying a home is a major financial decision, which means you'll want to do plenty of research, saving, and preparation before taking the plunge.

Posted on: June 12, 2019


So You Have a Bad Landlord … Now What?

If your landlord is refusing to make necessary repairs or is holding your security deposit hostage, here's what you need to do.

Posted on: June 11, 2019


How to Decorate Your Home for Cheap

Getting creative with paint, throw pillows, and curtains can help make your home feel brand new for relatively little cost.

Posted on: March 20, 2019