By Debbie Drummond
Now is a good time for potential new homeowners to review, revise and refresh their financial habits.
While getting serious about finances is a great idea for anyone, it is especially helpful when the purchase of a home is planned for the coming year. Adopting the following resolutions helps keep these financial goals squarely within a potential homeowner's sites while providing the ability to track their progress as the time to purchase a home approaches.
1. Make a Realistic Budget
The word "budget" often has a negative connotation to it. Some people find themselves chafing at the thought of the restrictions imposed by making a budget. However, this valuable financial planning tool doesn't have to be that way. One of the…