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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What Your Credit Score Means

Unless you only operate with cold, hard cash, credit is a way of life. And managing that credit to keep you in the money is extremely important. Where does you credit score come into the equation, and what does it mean?


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

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 »

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 »