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These 5 offer mistakes could cost you the house

Making the right offer on a house is considered the most important step in the house buying process. Here are 5 avoidable mistakes as a first-time homebuyer.

'I bought a New York apartment on a librarian's salary'

Purchasing an apartment seems close to impossible for most renters. Here's a woman's story on how she saved and bought an apartment on a limited salary.

6 bidding tips for first-time home buyers

Congrats! You are officially in the market for your first home. Understanding the fluctuating real estate market can be tough. Here are 6 bidding tips that can come in handy for all first-time home buyers.

Real estate agents answer: What makes a winning offer?

How do you make a winning offer and stand out from the crowd when purchasing your first home? Real estate agents share their best advice and break down real estate concepts for first-time homebuyers.

3 signs you're not ready to buy a home

Home ownership may seem like the best way to get 1 step ahead with your finances, but that's not always the case. Read here to learn the 3 signs you're not ready to buy a home.

Here's how to buy a house when you have student loan debt

You have student debt? You can still buy a house. Here are 8 ways to maximize your chance of buying your dream home even with student debt.

Your top mortgage questions answered

Mortgages can be confusing, especially if you are buying a house for the first time. This article answers basic mortgage questions to help educate you on the fundamentals of home loans.

5 steps to take before shopping for your first home

Are you shopping for a new home? This article outlines 5 steps to take before you start shopping for a new home to help you throughout the home buying process.

14 ways to lower your housing costs

Are your housing costs too high? This article examines how you can lower your housing costs so that you can put that money toward savings.

5 ways to save thousands on your first home purchase

Are you in the process of buying your first home? This article outlines how you could save thousands of dollars during the home buying process.

How buying a house saved my family $11,470 in just 1 year

It may sound counterintuitive, but you could actually save money by buying a house. Learn how you can save money by breaking the rent cycle.

7 steps to take before buying your first home

Are you thinking about buying your first home? These 7 steps will help you prepare for one of the biggest purchases of your life and land you your dream home.

5 things I'll do differently next time I buy a house

Buying a house is a financial milestone. Learn about these 5 things that an experienced home buyer would do differently in buying a house in today's real estate market.

15 costs you'll encounter when you buy your first house

Buying a home includes more expenses than a down payment and a mortgage. Learn about these 15 costs you will encounter when buying your first home.

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.

Mortgage preapproval: Step #1 in a house hunt

There are many steps in the house buying process, but one always comes first. Learn about the importance of mortgage preapproval so that you can close on your dream home.

5 things I learned from buying my first home

Are you buying your first house? Learn what this homebuyer discovered buying a house for the first time to get a better understanding of home buying basics.

7 first-time homebuyer mistakes to avoid

Are you a first-time homebuyer? This article outlines 7 common financial mistakes that first-time homebuyers make that you should avoid.

From house to kids: The smartest things to do with your money in your 30s

Understanding what to do with your money in your 30s can be daunting. Learn about money moves to make in your 30s.

What you need to know if you want to buy a house in the next 5 years

Are you thinking of moving into a new home? Learn whether buying a home or renting a home makes the most sense for your personal finance.

Is it cheaper to rent or buy a home?

Are you thinking of moving into a new home? Learn whether buying a home or renting a home makes the most sense for your personal finance.

Want to buy a home? Beware: It's a seller's market

Are you planning on buying a home? In today's seller's market, the home buying process favors those selling the house, not buying the house. Learn more about home buying strategies in today's seller's market here

How much does a 1% difference in your mortgage rate matter?

Mortgages are massive financial undertakings. Learn how a 1% difference on your mortgage rate can affect your personal finance in the long run.

Here are the 6 most affordable cities to live in

Living in a major city is often associated with a high cost of living. This article explores cities that are some of the most affordable cities to live in.

7 good reasons you might not want to buy a house

Buying a home is a major milestone in your life, however there may be reason to wait to buy your first house. Learn why you should potentially reconsider buying a home here.

An HGTV star's advice on home buying when you can't afford it

Have you wanted to buy a home that you don't think you can afford? This HGTV star can give you home buying advice to help you afford your dream home.

6 simple steps to figure out how much house you can afford

Are you looking to buy a house? This article explains the steps it takes to create a home buying budget to help you figure out how much house you can afford.

Rent or buy? We can help

Trying to decide which works best for your budget? Let us run the numbers for you.

New home? How much can you really afford?

Before you attend a single open house or read a single real estate ad, let us help you create a realistic price range.

The 12 key differences between buying and renting a home

Read here for highlights on the key differences between buying a home and renting a home.

4 hidden costs of selling your home

Selling a home can be a stressful and surprisingly expensive process. Some costs can be unexpected. Let's go over four of them.

When a dream house becomes a money pit

Any buyer knows that a dream home can become a nightmare. But most people don't expect it to happen to them.

Split Decisions: Buy a home or rent

Jean Chatzky can help you decide whether you should buy or rent your next home. Watch the video. (2:17)

Are you really ready to buy a house?

Owning a home allows you the ability to build equity. But before you take the leap, ask yourself these questions.
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