The past few years have seen a steady increase in real estate value and sales. In 2015, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), there were 5,250,000 sales of existing homes. In the same year 510,000 homes were sold that were newly constructed, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In other words, buying a home is becoming less of a burden and more common, making it a good option especially for those seeking privacy or looking to start a family.
But purchasing a home isn’t the only option for those looking for a new place to live. Apartments offer one avenue, but for many, an apartment doesn’t offer the privacy, freedom, or equity that a home does. Still, if purchasing a home is too big of a leap, there’s a good middle ground between buying a home and renting an apartment: condominiums, oRead more >>