Ben Mizes

Ben Mizes is the Co-Founder and CEO of Clever Real Estate, the free online service that connects you with top Real Estate Agents who can help you save thousands on commission. Ben is also an active real estate investor with 22 units in St. Louis and a licensed Real Estate Agent in the State of Missouri.

How to Budget for Purchasing Your First Home

So, you’ve finally made the decision. It’s time to stop throwing away money at rent every month and purchase your first home. But how do you get from paying a landlord to being an independent homeowner? If you’re like most first-time homeowners, you’re overwhelmed and stressed at the idea of purchasing a house. There are many unknowns in the process — so it’s important to start saving up in advance...