Money Cheat Sheet: Is a Home 🏡 In Your Future?

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This week’s money mood: Homebuyingpalooza

Over the last few months, the housing market has been … intense, with prices and competition soaring through the roof (OK, yes, pun intended). And it makes sense, as the pandemic has a lot of people thinking deeply about how — and where — we want to live our lives. (Also, interest rates are super low.)

If you’re dreaming of new digs, good news: Ellevest’s team of money coaches have put together a ton of resources to help, whether you’re looking to buy this year or someday down the line. That includes a live event, new 1:1 coaching sessions, and two packed articles to help you understand and navigate the process. Check them out below.

Cheering you on (and crossing our fingers your offer gets accepted),

— The Ellevest Team

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Get those keys in your hand

Our 1:1 Homebuying Strategy Session will help bring you even closer to your homeownership goals. An Ellevest coach will walk you through the homebuying process to help you figure out what you can afford, how you can afford it, and how to get the keys to your dream home.

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debt-to-income ratio

Aka DTI. Determined by dividing your monthly payments by your monthly income. Mortgage lenders look at this percentage because they want to know whether you’ll have enough money to comfortably pay them back each month.

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6 steps to get ready to buy a house

If you’re thinking of buying someday, you’re going to want to go into the process as financially prepared as possible. Here’s a good place to start.

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4 things for first-time homebuyers to know

But once you’re ready to hit “go” on your dream home search, you’ll want to start the process with a good understanding of what comes next.

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Small $$ win of the week

“I got pre-approved for a mortgage (at age 23)! I’m so excited to stop paying rent and start building equity for my future.” 💸

Bethany, an Elle Raiser from Chicago, IL

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