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Buying a House

4 Things You Need to Know About Property Investment in Your Twenties

Erin McKelle | Posted 08.19.2015 | Money
Erin McKelle

Now is the time to start thinking about property investment and homeownership, since starting young will give you an advantage in the financial game of life. If you're wondering what you need to know before buying, here are my four tips on investing smartly.

Are You Ready to Buy a Home After Divorce?

Nancy Kay | Posted 08.07.2015 | Divorce
Nancy Kay

Owning your own home can provide a deeply rewarding sense of security following the upside-down experiences of finding your way through the world of separation and divorce. If you would like to buy a home following divorce, here are 5 things to keep in mind.

Time to Buy a House Now!

Terry Savage | Posted 05.01.2015 | Money
Terry Savage

Of course, the decision to buy is a complex one, often depending on your own job situation and your current credit rating, as well as having enough savings for a down payment. But you can work your way through those issues -- if you believe in the benefits. Here's why you should consider buying now.

New Home Photo Shoots Are Here, In Case Engagement Shoots Weren't Already Enough

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 03.12.2015 | HuffPost Home

At first glance, the photos you're about to see look like an average engagement shoot. But look a little closer and you'll see that they actually spea...

Should We Rent or Buy a House?

Steve Rhode | Posted 05.12.2015 | Money
Steve Rhode

Dear Steve, My wife and I are new to the area and wondering if we should jump right in and buy a house or rent. I hate to rent because I think we a...

Why Millennials Will Make It Easier for You to Buy a House

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.14.2015 | Money

"Millennial" is almost a buzzword now. Everyone wants to know what this generation is doing -- or take a shot at assuming. As Gen Y begins to age, it's natural to wonder how this generation's mindset will affect aspects of our economy, from the job force and investing to homeownership.

What I Learned From Buying My First Home | Posted 01.04.2015 | Money

Our first-house story is an age-old tale: My husband and I were priced out of Brooklyn after the birth of our son. By the time he was 2 years old, we desperately needed to move from our one-bedroom apartment to something larger.

Buy Or Rent? And Where To Park Your Down Payment Until You Decide?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 09.01.2014 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

While the general rise in home prices across the country has a lot of folks thinking about buying, I always counsel taking a step back and looking beyond the numbers. That's because home ownership is as much personal as it is financial.

9 Things to Ignore When House Hunting

Michael Corbett | Posted 08.07.2015 | Money
Michael Corbett

Looking for a new home can be a challenge, especially when you walk into someone's for-sale home and 20 years of their lives are on display. You have to really use your imagination to determine how you can that particular home 'yours.'

It's Open House Season! Here's the Essential Check List for All Your Home Tours

Michael Corbett | Posted 06.18.2014 | HuffPost Home
Michael Corbett

Open houses are an exciting adventure, but have their own set of rules. You need to follow them in order to turn open house shopping into a dream house purchase.

Ways to Impress a Mortgage Lender

MyBankTracker | Posted 04.07.2014 | Money

With the CFPB's new Ability-to-Repay rule and lenders still leery after the real estate crash, how can you best show a mortgage lender that you can handle a home loan?

What to Do if Your Credit Score Is Not Good Enough for a Mortgage

MyBankTracker | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

As the housing bubble was growing, many Americans with low credit scores were able to benefit from a variety of housing loans. However, the boom led to the bust that followed, and financing a new home purchase through a bank with subpar credit has become far more difficult.

WATCH: Don't Buy A House Without These Expert Tips

Posted 08.07.2015 | HuffPost Home

Buying a home can be thrilling, but before you let emotion get the best of you (and the huge investment you're about to make), experts say there are a...

Is This The New Relationship Deal-Breaker?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.18.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I know young couples who ended things because one of them wanted kids and the other didn't. Homeownership is the same kind of deal breaker. It speaks to lifestyle choices, values and what things you're willing to sacrifice for.

What Single Women Are Doing More Than Single Men

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.10.2013 | Women

All the single ladies... are buying houses? According to the National Association of Realtors' 2012 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, single wome...

The Emotional Side of Homebuying

Michele Serro | Posted 08.26.2013 | HuffPost Home
Michele Serro

Homebuying is an inherently emotional experience and brings with it feelings that don't always serve our best interest in the heat of decision-making.

If I Only Knew Then What I Know Now! (PHOTOS)

Marianne Cusato | Posted 07.22.2013 | Miami
Marianne Cusato

You hunt and search and tour and tour. Then you make a move and live happily ever after... or so the story is suppose to go.

Down Payment Debate Flares Again

Peter G. Miller | Posted 07.02.2013 | Business
Peter G. Miller

For months the real estate industry has been complaining about a shortage of homes to sell, an inventory which is too small. Raise down payment requirements and the inventory problem will vanish while home prices will fall. Why? Because there will be fewer buyers in the market looking for homes.

LOOK: 6 Homes That Cost The Same As A Car

Posted 03.14.2013 | HuffPost Home

Buying a house is a process that involves a lot of patience, research and typically a very large financial investment. But as our friends over at Zill...

Single And Buying A Home? Read This First

Michael Corbett | Posted 03.17.2013 | HuffPost Home
Michael Corbett

More single homebuyers are entering the real estate market than ever before.

Buying a Home Is 45% Cheaper Than Renting

Jed Kolko | Posted 11.14.2012 | Business
Jed Kolko

Buying may beat renting in every major metro by a wide margin, saving consumers thousands of dollars a year, but buying still remains out of reach for many would-be homeowners.

Rent vs. Buy: What the Standard Indices Aren't Telling You

Dr. Stan Humphries | Posted 10.02.2012 | Money
Dr. Stan Humphries

Rent or buy? It's a popular topic, and plenty of experts are quick to trot out a simple rent vs. buy index and tell you that if you live in, say, San Francisco, you should be renting, while if you live in Detroit, buying makes more sense.

Ask the Readers: Should I Buy a New House?

J.D. Roth | Posted 10.01.2012 | Money
J.D. Roth

If you were in this position -- your only debt was your mortgage, you had ample emergency savings, and you had an extra chunk of cash -- what would you do?

The Weather Makes Us Buy Things We Shouldn't Buy

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.17.2013 | Business

If it's hot while you're looking for a house to buy, beware. You may end up spending more than you should. Abnormal weather makes shoppers more irr...

'We Found Our First Ever Dream Home..Then Sellers Backed Out'

The Huffington Post | AS TOLD TO NICOLE GUZZARDI | Posted 03.17.2013 | HuffPost Home

When a family shops for their first home it can be both exhilarating and…stressful. This was especially true for Kristen, 32 years old, and her husb...