What Have We Learned? 

Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should. 

Lenders and home builders are in the housing industry to make money. They changed their practices and products to give us what we said we wanted. We fell victim to our own stuffitis and bought homes that cost too much, and we borrowed too much money to do it. 

When you’re ready to buy a new home, remember that a bigger house doesn’t mean you’ll be happier. You’ll get the most satisfaction out of living within your means. Whether that means 1,000 square feet or 5,000, only you can decide. Keep your stuffitis in check, and you’ll make the right call. 
How to Buy on a Budget 

Shopping for a home with a budget in mind can be tricky. How do you know where to look or whether you’re getting the most value for your money? An experienced real estate agent is the key to finding the right home for your family. 

Work with an agent who is an expert in your market and knows where to find the best deals. And keep in mind, home prices aren’t the only things that have changed since the 1950s. 

The whole home-buying process is more complicated, so you’ll benefit by working with a professional who knows the ropes and can help you keep costs down. (excerpt from Dave Ramsey) 

Call or email us: The Harriet Martin Team 305-528-5558 www.HarrietMartinRealEstateTeam.com