Beth Buczynski NerdWallet Published 5:00 AM EST Feb 4, 2019 Nicole Christianson, a 26-year-old sales rep, was tired of writing big checks for tiny apartments. And she wanted to do more with her cash than stash it in a savings account. One night, she and her husband Thure, 28, took a look at their newly combined finances and uncovered a pleasant surprise: Together, they had saved enough for a 5 percent down payment on the affordable fixer-upper right across the street from their Milwaukee apartment. They closed in December 2017, and Nicole Christianson said they’re happy to finally be “making something that’s ours.” Millennials' homeownership goals Many in Christianson’s age group are chasing that feeling. Eighty-two percent of young adults say owning a home is a priority, according to NerdWallet’s 2018 Home Buyer Report. If they can make it happen, most will be first-time home buyers, but that ‘if’ looms large. Millennials … [Read more...] about Buying a home while young makes a lot of financial sense
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Herb Jackson NorthJersey Published 9:19 p.m. UTC Jul 25, 2018 WASHINGTON — Days before members leave town for a monthlong recess to campaign for re-election, the House voted to keep the National Flood Insurance Program operating during hurricane season. But it is unclear whether whether the Senate will follow through before the July 31 deadline to reauthorize the program. Letting the program lapse would mean the Federal Emergency Management Agency could not issue new policies, which would prevent homes in flood-prone areas from being sold, because insurance is required by mortgage lenders. It also could mean FEMA would not have the money to pay the claims of existing policyholders if there's a major disaster and it has to borrow more than $1 billion. Having to tap a federal credit line after Superstorm Sandy in 2012 and severe storms in 2005 and last year left the flood program with $21 billion in debt, even after Congress forgave another $16 billion … [Read more...] about House keeps flood insurance program going during hurricane season, but will Senate follow?
ALERT … THE PRESIDENT is meeting with SPEAKER PAUL RYAN and SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL this morning at 11:30 a.m. This meeting is about government funding, which runs dry at the end of September. We wrote about this tight timeline at the top of yesterday’s Playbook. As we noted, Congress now has 13 legislative days -- including today -- to prevent a shutdown. Tweet this ATTENTION L.A. READERS … WE’RE COMING FOR YOU … We are pumped to share that we’ll be in Los Angeles AUG. 16 for a live interview with CALIFORNIA LT. GOV. GAVIN NEWSOM, the Democratic candidate for governor, and JIM BRULTE, the chairman of the California Republican Party. This event is part of our POLITICO-AARP Deciders series. California Playbook co-author Carla Marinucci -- one of the state’s most wired political reporters -- will join us.-- DOORS OPEN at the Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown at 8:30 a.m. RSVP now … This event is sure to fill up very … [Read more...] about POLITICO Playbook: Ryan, McConnell to the White House to talk gov’t funding with Trump
The 3,724-square-foot, midcentury, ranch-style home is adjacent to the Las Vegas National golf course. (Sarah Gascoine/Stellar Focus)Restaurateur Fred Glausman once rented the residence to celebrities. (Sarah Gascoine/Stellar Focus)BEFORE: Professional photographers Mark and Sarah Gascoine spent about $160,000 on improvements to their 1963 east Las Vegas home. (Sarah Gascoine/Stellar Focus)AFTER: This is the living room after the remodel. (Sarah Gascoine Stellar Focus)BEFORE: The great room that leads to the pool was dated. (Sarah Gascoine/Stellar Focus)AFTER: The owners ripped out the carpeting and installed bamboo flooring through much of the house. (Sarah Gascoine/Stellar Focus)BEFORE: The master bath needed some work. (Sarah Gascoine/Stellar Focus)AFTER: The master bath was updated in the remodel. (Sarah Gascoine/Stellar Focus)BEFORE: The kitchen was small and antiquated and had a bar placed at an angle that took up space. (Sarah Gascoine/Stellar Focus)AFTER: The updated kitchen … [Read more...] about Rat Pack-era home once housed Las Vegas entertainers — PHOTOS
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