How to Buy a Home You Can Sell

After witnessing the collapse of my local housing market in my town, I decided to be extra careful when buying my first home. Here are the main attributes I considered before making an offer.

Planning with a Mortgage Amortization Schedule

A mortgage amortization schedule can be useful for: comparing my loan-balance calculations to the mortgage company’s records; identifying when mortgage insurance should no longer be required; analyzing the impact of extra payments; and more. Here’s a downloadable spreadsheet that you can use for planning purposes.