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Fantastic First Time Home Buyer Tips

A compilation of some of the best articles for first time home buyers. Learn what it takes to buy your first home with the least amount of headaches!


First Time Home Buyer Tips

First time home buyer tips are something everyone who is going to purchase real estate for the first time should seek out and use to their advantage. Buying your first home is a big deal! If you are like most it will be the biggest purchase you have ever made.

7 Extra First Time Home Buyer Expenses You Should Know

Buying your first home is undoubtedly an exhilarating experience. You have been imagining home ownership for years and are so thrilled to be making it a reality. When you view your dream home, you begin to envision how great your life will be in it and you can't wait to sign on the dotted line.

First Time Home Buyer Tips and Advice That Must Be Read!

Whether purchasing a car for the first time, a home for the first time, or anything for that matter for the first time, it can come with much confusion, a high level of uncertainty, and even some stress. The home buying process is often seen by many as a "daunting" process.

How To Avoid First-Time Home Buyer’s Remorse

Perhaps the first few days after you signed the contract, yes, but lo and behold, a week later, you’re starting to have all these thoughts whether you’ve made the right decision!

Should I Buy a Home In The Winter

See why you should buy a home in the winter. There are typically fewer buyers in the winter and this can mean a better deal when buying real estate.

First Time Home Buyer Tips: How to Buy Your First House

Posted by Andrew Fortune on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 7:09am. There are few things in life as intimidating as buying your first house. The knowledge needed to buy your first home will include learning about several different professional industries; including the mortgage, real estate, inspection, appraisal, title, and insurance industries.

7 Helpful Tips for First-time Homebuyers

Looking for a new home can be a pretty exciting task. With that much money on the line, it's worthwhile to read up on the process before you set out. Unnecessary mistakes can and should be avoided while trying to get the best deal for your money.

Top Tips For First-Time Home Buyers

The challenge of buying a home for the first time can seem so daunting that it's tempting to either just go with the first house that falls in your price range or continue to rent.

7 Mistakes First Time Home Buyers Make

Right now, the US housing market has yet to fully recover from its peak in 2006. Yes, things are healing quite nicely in many markets with some decent price appreciation, but the costs of buying a home are still very affordable.

Guidelines for Home Buyers to Use Gift Money for Down Payments
Purchasing a home is both an exciting and somewhat overwhelming experience, especially for first-time buyers. It is not surprising that for most of us, buying a home is likely the largest purchase of our lives. Most buyers save for years before purchasing homes, applying sizable down payments to reduce their monthly mortgage costs.
15 Myths About Home Buying Most Think Are True
How can something be a fact, but not be true? In the internet age, it's very possible to find many so-called facts that don't really hold true in real life...especially regarding real estate. So many people have so much to say, but don't really know what they're talking about. Yep.
How to Get The Best Mortgage Rates

Getting the best rate on your mortgage is a major concern for any home buyer. When you consider that only a few percentage points can cost you thousands over the life of a loan it only makes sense to seek the best mortgage you can get.

The Many Mistakes First-Time Home Buyers Make

A first-time home buyer falls in love with a property: afraid to lose out, any & all helpful advice gets thrown out the window, an offer gets put in and accepted. This first-time home buyer has now spent more than he can afford on less of a house that he wanted.

The Many Financial Mistakes of First Time Home Buyers

As a first time home buyer, you have a lot of pressure on you to get things right - and not a lot of experience to rely on. While a few mistakes may be inevitable, especially if you are not using a real estate agent, there is no reason to go into this situation blind.

Important First Time Home Buyer Tips

Purchasing your first home is exciting, and at the same time it can be overwhelming. A roller coaster ride with a maze of uncertainties. These 7 important tips will help educate and prepare you to make it as stress free as possible.

Tips For Millennial Home Buying

For those that are not aware a millennial home buyer is defined as someone who is in the 18-35 year old age bracket. Millennial home buyers have not looked at purchasing real estate in the same fashion as other generations have in the past.

Can I Get Out of My Real Estate Contract

There are times in real estate sales when a home buyer could get remorseful for the home they have decided to purchase. Often time they will wonder if it is possible to break the contract. Once you have been in the real estate business long enough you can be assured you are bound to hear the question "can I get out of my real estate contract"? Buyers and sellers remorse happens all the time in our business.

Is Buying a Modular Home a Good Move

Once considered a cheap and low-quality housing option, modular homes have come a long way in recent years. They offer home buyers another way to achieve their dream of owning a home, and come with several advantages over regular, "stick built" homes.

Must Read Real Estate Articles For Home Buyers

One of the most popular articles when it comes to buying a home is the Home Buying Checklist [Infographic] post written by Andrew Fortune. Andrew created an amazing infographic to go along side his post. This article has been shared more than Five-thousand times. Putting it at the Top of the list!

5 Great Home Buying Real Estate Articles Worth Reading

Five great real estate articles worth reading from some of the top professionals in the real estate industry from around the country. Read actionable tips surrounding selling your home. If you will be selling a home in the near future these five articles will provide some very helpful information to keep you home sale on track.

How Do Shared Driveways Work When Buying a Home?

If during your home shopping you come across a property with a shared driveway, there is a good chance you will have some questions before you make the decision to purchase. The automatic question from most buyers is "how do shared driveways work"?

Smart Questions to Ask Before Purchasing a Waterfront Home

Waterfront homes are naturally appealing to buyers. Who wouldn't want to live right on the water? But although waterfront homes are of interest to most buyers, not many people are aware of the particular risks and issues that can arise with a waterfront home purchase.

5 Great Tips for First Time Home Buyers

We're really excited about today's "Ask the Expert" post, a must-read for first time home buyers. Bill Gassett has been one of the top five RE/MAX agents in Massachusetts for the past decade. And these tips are great for any buyer, anywhere! There are few purchases more exciting, and more unnerving, than the purchase of your first home.

Helpful Home Buying Advice

Every month there is a ton of great real estate content that goes unnoticed in a crowded space that everyone is vying for attention. For this reason I have put together a summary re-cap of some excellent reading worth a look. Take a peek at some of the more helpful real estate content for both buyers and sellers.