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First-time home buying can be a major stress simply because of the novelty and the complication of the whole process. With this first-time home buying section, you'll be on your way to owning your dream house in no time.

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10 First-time Homebuyer Mistakes

Buying your first home can be a dream come true, but it can quickly turn into a nightmare. Realistic planning is key to avoiding the pitfalls that await first-time homebuyers.


10 Things to Consider Before Buying Your First Home

 10 Things to Consider Before Buying Your First Home

Your dream home is within reach. Now it's just a matter of finding and buying it. Here's a handy list of home-buying tips at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How the First-time Homebuyer Tax Credit Worked

 How the First-time Homebuyer Tax Credit Worked

In 2008, the U.S. government introduced a new program for first-time homebuyers and sellers. Learn just how helpful it was at HowStuffWorks. See more »

5 Helpful First-time Homebuyer Programs

 5 Helpful First-time Homebuyer Programs

Lack of funds doesn't have to be an obstacle to home ownership. Here are five helpful first-time homebuyer programs from HowStuffWorks. See more »

Are you financially ready to buy a house?

 Are you financially ready to buy a house?

Are you financially ready to buy a house? Check out this article to find out if you are financially ready to buy a house. See more »

Are you ever too old to buy your first home?

 Are you ever too old to buy your first home?

Are you ever too old to buy your first house? Visit HowStuffWorks.com to find the answer. See more »

Home Inspection Quiz

 Home Inspection Quiz

If you've ever bought or sold a home, chances are you've gone through the home inspection process. Find out what you really know about this process in this home inspection quiz. See more »

Buy or Rent? How to Determine What Makes Sense for You

 Buy or Rent? How to Determine What Makes Sense for You

Buy or rent? This question has racked the minds of many. Check out this quiz and find out if buying or renting a house or apartment makes more sense for you. See more »

Navigating Your First Home Inspection

 Navigating Your First Home Inspection

Navigating your first home inspection can be a little intimidating. Check out this article and learn about navigating your first home inspection. See more »

Tips for First Time Homebuyers

 Tips for First Time Homebuyers

Are you looking for some tips for first-time homebuyers? Check out this article and get some great tips for first-time homebuyers. See more »

Top 10 Tips for Buying Your First Home

 Top 10 Tips for Buying Your First Home

Are you looking for some tips for buying your first home? Check out this article and get our top 10 tips for buying your first home. See more »