There's no place like home. From shopping for a starter home to transforming yours into a Fixer-Upper fantasy, learn everything you need to know about building your nest.
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A lot of us have to find a way to make things work without the eyebrow-raising incomes featured on House Hunters. Figure out how to find a place to rest your head—and how to sleep peacefully with less money stress once you do. We've got advice that might be the key to opening new doors.
Before and After House Remodel Pics & Tips
Having Fixer Upper fantasies? Check out home improvement projects complete with budgeting tips and before and after house remodel pics.
Moving Tips: A Tale of Two Cities
Relocating isn't easy! Pick up a few moving tips about budgeting, packing, hiring professional help and settling into your new space.
Should I Pay Off My Mortgage?
Jesse Mecham weighs in on a few things to consider if you're asking yourself, "Should I pay off my mortgage?" Find the right answer for you.
Home Renovation Budget Template (+Free Printable)
We'll show you how to make a stress-proof budget for your home renovation project and stay on track with software or our free template!
The Best Way to Pay for Home Improvements
The Fisher family started YNAB, paid off their car loan, demolished their debt, and discovered the best way to pay for home improvements.
Small Home Renovation Ideas That Make a Big Difference
The small sacrifices we made to live in a little house added up to big budget wins. Here are some small home renovation ideas to consider.
Buying a House in an Expensive Area: A Love Story
When COVID hit, my priorities changed. And me? I decided buying a house I loved in an expensive area was a priority. I don't regret it.
How to Remodel a House on a Budget
Looking for ideas about how to remodel a house on a budget? Meet the Mochizukis, a budget-savvy duo who turned a house into a dream home.
15- vs. 30-Year Mortgage: Which is Better?
Debating whether you should do a 15 vs 30 year mortgage? I'll walk you through the numbers along with the most important factor of all.
How to Pay for Home Renovations: Cash-Only Edition
Wondering how to pay for home renovations? Take a peek at one YNAB user's budget to see how she is cash-flowing a major home renovation.
Sunroom Ideas on a Budget: See How We Did It
Looking for sunroom ideas on a budget? See our setup to build our sunroom on a budget of $15,000 and bring more light into your life!
18 Things You Need to Budget for as a Landlord
One of the best ways to lose money on a rental property is to not properly account for all of your expenses: here are 18 you shouldn't forget!
How We Paid Off Our Mortgage in 6 Years (and Why!)
Gather around for a story about how Ben paid off his mortgage in six years and how he plans on using that freed-up cash flow to help others.
5 Ways To Pay Off Your Mortgage Quickly
Eliminating your mortgage payment can increase your cash flow and everyone likes extra money. So let’s talk about how to pay off a mortgage.
Budgeting Lessons Learned From My Six-Year-Old Temporary Blinds
How long will a set of temporary blinds last? Answer: At least six years. Here's why I'm keeping my temporary blinds for as long as possible.
How to Save $30,000 in One Year: Our 3-Step Plan
Jacob and Connor saved $30,000 in one year for a down payment. Here's the three-step plan that turbocharged their saving.
How to Budget for Buying a House
So you want to buy a house but not sure where to start on the money side of things? Here’s how to budget for a home purchase!
How Much House Can I Afford?
You've run the numbers, but why do you still feel unsure if you can actually afford one of the biggest purchases of your life?
How to Save for a Down Payment
Want to buy a house but wondering how to save for a down payment? We break it down into this step-by-step guide to saving for a house.
23 Tips for First-Time Home Buyers
Want to buy a house? We've got 23 tips for first-time home buyers with everything you need to know before you buy that house of your dreams!
Should I Refinance My Mortgage?
Mortgage rates are lower than ever, so does that mean you should refinance your mortgage? Here are five things to ask yourself before you do.
How to Do Your Mortgage in YNAB
If you're wondering how to do your mortgage in YNAB, Erin lays out exactly how to set up a tracking account and categories to keep it tidy.
Minimizing the Stress of a Big Move
Life changes and, with it, priorities. Right now my priority is getting over this move. Here's how I reduced the financial stress of moving.