Having a career in radio, I’ve lived and worked from Miami to Seattle, and most of the time it was life in an apartment. But after I got married, I changed that. When we pay rent, you are basically just throwing your money away. Yes you get a roof over your head for it, but that’s about all. When you buy a home, you are making an investment, something that allows you to grow equity. If you sell that house in 10 years, you should have a nice profit, if you keep it for 30 years, it’s yours. Other than property taxes, upkeep and utilities, you would have no other expenses.

And there are lots of homes that cost you less than $500 a month, they aren’t mansions with swimming pools, but many are nice. And when you buy a house, it’s yours and you can do anything to it you want to. Try doing that in an apartment. I spent a few hours on Zillow and found ten nice homes in Lansing that you can buy today, and have a monthly payment under $500. There’s something about owning your own little piece of America. A place that is truly yours! (and the banks) All of these listings and photos found on ZILLOW

1118 Dakin Street Lansing MI asking $52,900 est. monthly $324
1274 Square Feet 3 Bedroom 1 Bath

319 Willow Street Lansing MI asking $62,000 est. monthly $342

1248 Square Feet 3 Bedroom 1 Bath 

408 Willow Street Lansing MI asking $74,990 est. monthly $459

1408 Square Feet 3 Bedroom 2 Bath

908 Walnut Street Lansing MI asking $75,000 est. monthly $460

1248 Square Feet 3 Bedroom 1 Bath

942 Bensch Street Lansing MI asking $59,900 est. monthly $369

924 Square Feet 3 Bedroom 1 Bath

1607 Robertson Ave Lansing MI asking $59,900 est. monthly $367

1056 Square Feet 3 Bedroom 1 Bath

1431 E Saginaw Street Lansing MI asking $77,500 est. monthly $475

1088 Square Feet 3 Bedroom 1 Bath

1313 Oak Street Lansing MI asking $67,700 est. monthly $415

977 Square Feet 2 Bedroom 1 Bath

830 N Pine Street Lansing MI asking $70,000 est. monthly $429

1390 Square Feet 5 Bedroom 2 Bath

1600 Massachusetts Ave Lansing MI asking $65,000 est. monthly $398

1372 Square Feet 3 Bedroom 1 Bath

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