First-time Homebuying 101


Determine your ideal location and features

This part can be fun -- what type of location are you looking for? How many bedrooms? How about a yard? A fireplace? Are you up for a fixer-upper or does it need to be move-in ready? A good approach is to make a list of what you need, what you want and what you don't want, and then figure out which characteristics are negotiable and which aren't.