Three years ago, my husband and I bought our first home. I had always wanted to be a homeowner, and it seemed like a great time to buy. Interest rates were low, and there were plenty of options in the market, but still, I knew from the start that we weren't looking for our dream home.
Some people say that buying a starter home is not worth it, but if I had to make the decision all over again, I'd happily make the same choice. To help you figure out if a starter home could be right for you, I'm sharing the eight lessons that I learned from mine.
Financial advice is definitely not one-size-fits-all. What's worked for me may not work for you. And given our current wild housing market, you might want to wait until prices cool down a bit to begin your homeownership journey.