Home-buying With Others

Buying a home is more affordable when you share the costs with friends and family

In today’s market, home prices are out of reach for many, but some are pooling their resources with a friend or family member to purchase a home they otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford. For young adults who can’t pay for a home on their own—or for family members who want to take advantage of the tax benefits associated with home ownership—co-buying is the best bet when it comes to buying a house.

“Neither of us had a big enough chunk of money to put down for a home in a desirable neighborhood,” Brian Free told the U.S. News & World Report about his decision to purchase a home with his friend. “However, aggregating our resources allowed us to find a home that suited our needs.”

 

Written By: Tasha Schroeder. If you would like to continue reading, click here.

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