FIRST-TIME HOME BUYING

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 Things to Consider Before Buying Your First Home

You can almost picture your dream home now: a small, sky-blue craftsman tucked into a peaceful neighborhood near the city. Now it's just a matter of finding and buying it. Here's a handy list of home-buying tips to help you along.

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  • 10 First-time Homebuyer Mistakes

    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. See more »

  • 10 Things First-time Homebuyers Want, but Don't Need

    10 Things First-time Homebuyers Want, but Don't Need

    So, you're in the car rolling along and you see it, your dream house. While you may not be able to afford everything on your wish list, you will want a few amenities you've been yearning for. But do you really need them? See more »

  • 10 Things to Consider Before Buying Your First Home

    10 Things to Consider Before Buying Your First Home

    You can almost picture your dream home now: a small, sky-blue craftsman tucked into a peaceful neighborhood near the city. Now it's just a matter of finding and buying it. Here's a handy list of home-buying tips to help you along. 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. There are many programs out there to help you get into your very own dream house – or at least a comfy condo. See more »

  • Are you financially ready to buy a house?

    Are you financially ready to buy a house?

    If you're considering home ownership, you've got a lot to think about -- and which neighborhood you want to live in is farther down on the list than you may think. What should you consider first? See more »

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

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

    Many experts agree that while buying a home is often the ideal decision, there are definitely situations where a person would be smarter to rent. Find out which is right for you by taking this quiz. See more »

  • Can you buy your first home with bad credit?

    Can you buy your first home with bad credit?

    Whereas a few years ago you could get a subprime loan without much trouble, the mortgage mess has led to a lot more caution in the way home loans are approved these days. If you're credit needs work, owning a home may be a distant dream. See more »

  • First-time Homebuying 101

    First-time Homebuying 101

    The upside of a housing-market crash? Prices fall, making it a great time to buy. Buying your first home isn't a simple process, but it's entirely doable with a little preparation. Where should you start? 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. But was the service and report you received up to par? Test how well you really know this process by taking this quiz. See more »

  • How the First-time Homebuyer Tax Credit Worked

    How the First-time Homebuyer Tax Credit Worked

    In the midst of the 2008 housing crisis, the U.S. government introduced a program to encourage consumers to buy houses by offering a tax credit. It was expanded in 2009 and 2010. But did it ultimately help or hurt homebuyers and sellers? See more »

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