5 REASONS TO GO FOR IT AND BUY A PLACE ALONE—FROM WOMEN WHO’VE DONE IT:
According to an artile on Realtor.com, Victoria Kent, the founder of her own public relations firm in Chicago, had been thinking about homeownership for a little over a year while living in a fourth floor walkup with her dog, Oliver. It wasn’t until she happened to see her dream home online that she sprang into action and made her dreams become reality—almost overnight. She toured a single-family home (with a yard for Oliver) and had her offer accepted in a whirlwind 48 hours. She is now living the dream of finally owning, not renting.
Victoria’s story sounds like a fairytale, but you’d be surprised—buying a home on your own is less scary than many of us might think. Realtor.com spoke with five independent women who have recently purchased homes and picked up some savvy advice from each of them. They taught them that the greatest asset any potential home buyer can have is a good dose of confidence. Here’s their advice for landing a place of your own.
1. You don’t have to do it all yourself
2. Your space is all yours
3. You don’t need a 20% down payment
4. There’s no time like the present
5. The stress is worth it, so don’t sweat it
In the end, the best payoff might just be the sense of accomplishment that comes with buying a home on your own.