Real-World Budgeting & Finance: Buying a Home

Grade Levels
7th - 12th, Homeschool
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This real-life budgeting and finance activity on buying a home is a great addition to any Personal Finance or business class. By the end of the lesson, students will have a better understanding of the costs involved when purchasing a home.

What’s included?

· Glossary of terms (down payment, amortization, closing costs, etc.)

· Lesson on calculating the mortgage payments

· Reflection questions

Students will use an online calculator (website provided) to examine the cost of two homes based on the term and interest rates at two separate banks. Students will also compare the monthly payments based on the different rates at each bank to determine which is the better purchase.

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Total Pages
12 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 hours
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