The 3 C’s for Controlling Your Budget to Get Your Dream House
If you intend to buy your own house and land, you may need to look into your budget and spending habits a little more closely. Having the chance to own your property after a year of being married is quite a milestone and it’s worth the extra effort.
Here are a few suggestions to further help you in your goal to finally get your dream house and land in Mount Duneed.
Check Your Present Payments
Believe it or not, your bank account or credit card may be paying for things you don’t need or may not even be aware of. Examples of these are subscriptions that you’ve tried out but never got to cancel, or an online yearly membership to some site you aren’t visiting anymore. Check if there are any insurance attachments to your bank payments that you’re not even aware of. You might be surprised by how much you can save just by eliminating these budgetary add-ons.
Cut Down on Variable Expenses
Fixed expenses are monthly payments that don’t change, such as your car loan, mortgage payments and insurance disbursement. Variable expenses, such as your food, recreation and utility bills, change depending on your spending habits or needs. If you want to add to your savings, install energy-saving devices, lighting fixtures and appliances in your home. Try the public transport on congested days, reduce eating out and bring your own lunch to work.
Commit to Your Budget
If you really intend to have a good credit rating and pass your mortgage pre-approval then make sure you pay all your existing payments on time. Most likely your credit, utility and loan bills are part of your monthly budget along with food, gas, groceries and other necessities. Keep within your budgetary boundaries. Pay whatever needs to be paid as soon as you get your pay check just so you don’t spend it anywhere else.
These are all simple considerations starting with the letter ‘c’, which makes them easy to remember. Keep them in mind so that you will eventually own your dream house. Remember to be consistent, conserve at all times and always count your costs.