Who Needs a Spouse to Buy a First House?

These days, only 40 percent of first-time home buyers are married, down from 52 percent in the late ’80s.


The Home Buyers' Guide to Getting a Mortgage

Understanding the loan process will put your mind at ease as you start down the road to homeownership.


Home Buyer's Guide to Choosing a Neighborhood

Define your priorities and preferences to narrow down your search.

Life After Roommates: Best Places to Live Alone

These 10 metro areas have the highest percentage of young, working-age people who live in their own place.

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Rookie Mistakes: Learn From First-Time Home Buyers' Biggest Regrets

A recent Zillow survey revealed first-time home buyers wish they had gotten more space, more parking and quieter neighbors.

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Using Gift Money for a Down Payment

The process of accepting a gift for your down payment isn’t complicated, and by following these simple rules, you can be sure that the underwriter who is reviewing your file will look at it with an approving eye.

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Tips for Gen X and Gen Y Home Buyers

Here are five tips to help Gen X-ers and Gen Y-ers buy into the American Dream.

First Time Homebuyers

5 Smart Moves a First-Time Buyer Should Consider

As a first-time buyer, you probably have no idea how the overall purchasing process works or how to make sure you’re making a smart decision. Here are a few tips that you should consider.

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Buying a Home in the Next Year? Time to Get to Work!

Even with interest rates and home prices at all-time lows, many potential home buyers, especially first-timers, are on the sidelines. […]


Hitting a Home Run with the HomePath Program

When I first read about this program, it struck me as kind of odd and out of place. It actually […]


Have Housing Prices Hit Bottom: What You Won't Read About In The Local Paper

Have housing prices bottomed out? Maybe, maybe not – but I can report one interesting piece of factual information that […]

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