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James needs to re-check his facts. I hate writers like this who mouth off and dont give you the whole story. If you buying a house your not the one who pays the real estate agent fees, you total costs could be as high as 10% but its not the norm not by any means- they could be as low as 4%. ( not the 7% that James leads you to believe). when buying a home James would be the last person I'd look for any kind of advise.

August 21 2010 at 6:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Boy, are you misinformed. Buying a home was smartest thing we ever did! Jim Louisville, KY

August 21 2010 at 11:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I agree 200% with you. Unless you can buy your house cash, you're a sucker if you do. You just contribute to feed an ill industry, that will pocket you hard earned cash, helping you to increase your stress, maintenance expenses, unexpected catastrophic events, and compulsive spendings. I'm not against owning a house if you can afford it but most people can't but they think they do. I have a small home improvement business and I see people suffering all the time, just because they can't manage to maintain a house. Then, the property decays and when a wooden house is not taking care of, you loose the value. And plus, as you said, when you need money because the economics are low, nobody would buy it, unless you sell it for pennies. We should start a blog about the issue, but we may jeopardize somebody from the industry will shoot us. Lol.

August 20 2010 at 9:47 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply