Hot Happy Mess
29: Homeownership 101: All The Things You Need to Know as a First-Time Homeowner!
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Buying your first home is equally thrilling and downright terrifying! Homeownership is peak adulting and often leaves many millennials feeling dismayed at the steep learning curve -- not to mention ALL that paperwork (#help!)
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If you're feeling the pressure, fear not because Zuri chats with Kendra Barnes, a Real Estate investor passionate about demystifying the homeownership process in this week's episode. In true 101 style, Kendra shares her expert opinion on renting vs. buying, if you really need a downpayment, the benefits of shopping for a mortgage lender, the lowest credit you can have to buy a house and explains what it means when a home is "Under Contract."
Stay till the end, as Kendra shares her top tips for first-time homeowners and explains the phenomenon that is house hacking (a clutch strategy that will take your coins to the next level!)
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THE KEY RESOURCE:
According to CNBC: “Interest rates are low and homebuyers are butting up against bidding wars in the competition for the record-low supply of homes for sale. That is causing home prices to skyrocket at the fastest pace in 15 years.”
According to a recent study, for the 6th consecutive year, Millennials were the largest group of home buyers (38%) and we are buying more homes than any other generation according to the latest research from the National Association of Realtors.
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Kendra Barnes is a full-time Real Estate Investor and founder of The Key Resource. Her real estate investments afforded her the ability to retire from the 9-5 life at the age of 32. She created The Key Resource to inspire, empower and educate people about the power of homeownership and Real Estate investment.
Her key message to anyone looking to buy a home or a rental property is: “You don’t have to hit the lottery or be left an inheritance to buy property. You can start with what you have right now. You are worthy of wealth.”
Kendra was born in Virginia, raised in Texas, and went to undergrad at North Carolina A&T State University. She received her Masters in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University before moving to Washington D.C.
When she's not working, or looking for her next investment, you can find her thrift shopping, baking some gluten-free goodies, or binge-watching Netflix with her husband.
Connect with Kendra: @thekeyresource | Facebook Group | House Hunting Handbook
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