Louisville: The City where Buying is Cheaper than Renting
An economist on Trulia recently sliced and diced some data to determine if renting or buying is the cheaper option. It largely depends on where you live.
Some major cities, it's a pretty tough call - New York, L.A. and San Francisco take a little more calculation to determine if buying is less expensive than renting.
But for most midwest markets - Louisville being one - it is really economical to buy. In fact the article includes an interactive map that shows it's 40 to 60 percent CHEAPER to buy in Louisville compared to renting.
Refresh Your Home without Spending Money
Hosting family for the holidays probably puts you on high alert as to the coziness of your home. Sitting around the house daydreaming of a new floor here or a new shelf there may not fit in the budget.
If you're bored with your home, take some time to take stock. Think about where furniture could be moved to give a different look. That picture that's always hung in your bedroom may take on new life in your foyer. Or that cabinet that heralded in the bathroom could store some toys in your kid's room
Be creative and challenge where things have always been. Surprise your mom when she comes over for turkey. And feel refreshed without spending your Christmas money on home goods.