Collection: Buying a Home

Find out if you're ready to take this major step in your life.

To buy or rent? Advice from a woman who bought at 21

Here are three reasons why it's better to buy than rent-take it from a woman who bought her first home at 21. Learn more.

Rent vs buy

Buying a home is an opportunity to settle down, join a community, and build equity. But when is it better to buy?

7 signs you can't afford to buy a home

If any of these signs strike a chord with you, you may want to delay taking on a mortgage in the near future.

How much house can you really afford?

As an aspiring homeowner, there are some things you should know before you start touring houses. Find out how much house you can truly afford.

What I learned as a first-time homebuyer

I just bought my first home, and here's the single best piece of advice I can give you.

5 mortgage rules you should know by heart

Mortgages involve pages and pages of legal documentation that can be nearly impossible for most people to comprehend. Remember these 5 rules.

9 hidden costs of buying a home

If you're considering buying a home, be mindful of these extra expenses when establishing your budget.