Buying a house involves more than a down payment

Here’s some great advice when you’re buying: have money set aside for more than just your down payment. You will have fees and adjustments to pay immediately on closing, and I can almost guarantee you will have something to pay within a few months of moving in. Even if it’s minor, having no money left over can only spell trouble, and you could need a new appliance or have to fix a major water leak. Having some money set aside for those emergencies right off the bat will save you significant stress down the road.