3 Tips for Saving Up for a Down Payment in Centennial Colorado
As your trusted Centennial mortgage broker, Jeff is always looking for new ways to help clients get an advantage. Whether they’re buying a home for the first time or refinancing their mortgage, their time and money is important to him.
When it comes to buying a home, Jeff understands that it’s not always easy to come up with the required down payment amount. If you are interested in purchasing a home in the near future, it’s never a bad idea to save your money now.
To help with ways you can start saving your hard-earned money for that dream home, here are three tips that should be beneficial to you.
1. Look for cheaper alternatives
If you want to make a major purchase – like buying a house – the first thing you need to do is take a step back and evaluate how you are currently spending your money.
Get a piece of paper and make a list of all of the things that you currently spend money of each day, week and month. From there, start narrowing down the things that you can cut out and find a cheaper alternative for.
For example, if you do a lot of reading and are buying a new book every week, consider going to the library and borrowing books instead. If you go out for dinner with your family once a week then again with your friends twice a week, consider cooking a home-cooked meal for your friends/family instead.
Once you write down where your hard-earned money is going, you will quickly realize some of the things you can live without (or at least cut back on).
2. Start a Tax-Free Savings Account
This is a fantastic place to store your money and allow it to grow… tax-free! You will not have to pay income tax as this money grows. However, before you do this, it’s always a good idea to double-check with your mortgage lender to ensure it’s a good fit.
3. Consider Selling One of Your Cars
Obviously, this one only applies if you and/or your partner/family have more than one vehicle. If possible, consider getting rid of one of the cars – at least for now. This can save you thousands of dollars per year in insurance, gas, maintenance, and more.
If having two cars isn’t a necessity, substituting it for taking public transportation or walking is a great way to cut costs and save money.
Using these three tips, you should be in a better position for saving up for a down payment on your home. Whether it’s your first home or fifth home you’re saving up for, these methods will surely help.
If you have any questions about a down payment or Centennial mortgage, contact Jeffrey Beattie at Alliance Mortgage Group today for more information!
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The team at AMG were so helpful and knowledgeable about everything we needed to make sure this refinance went smooth! Jeff and his team were there every step of the way to ensuring all my questions were answered and I was completely comfortable with the process. I wouldn't use anyone else to handle or mortgage needs.
We were purchasing a second home in the mountains and had a couple complications with the seller which turned a routine process into a difficult one. Jeff was there every step of the way with us. He and his team were so helpful and knowledgeable about everything we needed to make sure the deal went through! They also were very easy for our real estate agent to work with as well. They provided the documentation needed quickly and were extremely thorough to make sure we hit our deadlines. Without AMG Lending and their hard work our deal would not have happened. We thank Jeff and his team for going above and beyond. We wouldn't use anyone else to handle or mortgage needs and refer everyone we know looking to buy a home or refinancing.
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My husband and I used Jeff Beattie for our refinance. We have refinanced previously and I have never seen such professional and comprehensive service. He explained the process completely from the start and kept us advised as to each step in a timely manner. Whenever we had questions, he promptly responded and made sure we understood all of the details involved and explained in fully comprehensive and comprehensible manner. The refinance was completed in a reasonable time frame and he was most courteous and knowledgeable. I would not hesitate to recommend Jeff.
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Every point of buying our home went so smoothly, without a hitch! Thank you so much for helping us buy our dream home! We would recommend Jeff to anyone!