May 2, 2008
The house buying thing started again when I got a mass mailing from a realtor explaining a federal program whereby I could qualify for a Federal program to buy a house with no money down at six per cent with a 30-year mortgage. It was aimed at renters, explaining the price range of homes your rent would translate to. It didnít mention things like maintenance and taxes, or association fees if you went with a condo. I was still unsure about owning a house. I didnít want the thing owning me, and I certainly didnít want to become house poor.