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Determine the costs for various housing alternatives that make sense for you


Life’s Financial Journeys

Heading Off to College
Getting Out on Your Own
Blending Two Lives
Having a Child
Emptying the Nest
Entering Retirement
Divorce
Death of a Life Partner
Military Life


Finding housing requires answers to many questions. Will you live near your work or find work near where you want to live? Or, do you want to live near your favorite place to play or to go for entertainment? What apartments, houses, or townhouses are available to rent or buy and what will they cost?

The following resources may assist you in determining the costs for various housing alternatives that make sense for you:

Searching for an Apartment On-line

Searching for Rental and Purchase Properties

A Servicemember’s Guide to Housing

Local Rental Information

Low Cost Rental Search

Obtaining Public Housing Assistance


Getting Out on Your Own Tasks

1. Finding housing
2. Building credit access and usage
3. Reaching financial goals
4. Setting up a spending plan
5. Getting properly insured

Finding housing Subtasks

1. Determine the costs for various housing alternatives that make sense for you
2. Investigate the additional housing costs beyond those for rent or a mortgage payment
3. Decide how much you can spend on housing
4. Decide whether to rent or buy
5. Guard your rights as a renter

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