Real Estate Tips and Trends… Saving for a Rainy Day
We’ve all heard the euphemism of saving for a rainy day, but what exactly is a rainy day? Simply put, it’s a future time of need, especially financial and it takes on new meaning when it comes to your home – like when your roof leaks during a rainstorm.
As a real estate agent I learned early on to be prepared for the unexpected. It’s a message I share with clients. As a homeowner you should build up an emergency fund to handle a sudden expense. The amount, of course, depends on how much you can set aside; the important thing is that you have a fund. The best and easiest way to start is to open a savings account and automatically transfer a regular amount from checking to savings every month. Start with a small savings goal and gradually increase it over time. You’ll be surprised how quickly it will grow.
Additionally, if you don’t have a good sense of your home’s current condition, consider hiring a reputable home inspector and use his report as a starting point for planning home repair priorities.
You don’t have to do a big project all at once; and
Postpone purely cosmetic repairs projects and focus on needed maintenance.
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Money Secrets of the Amish: Finding True Abundance in Simplicity, Sharing, and Saving by Lorilee Craker.
The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey.