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How to Avoid Three Common Pitfalls When Buying Your First Home

Ernie Diaz | Posted 06.09.2016 | Business
Ernie Diaz

Over the last decade, homeownership among Hispanic Americans has continued to hover below the national average of 62.5 percent, as reported by the U.S...

State of the (Real Estate) Union

Remy Raisner | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business
Remy Raisner

The national real estate picture has brightened much since the dark days of the financial crisis, and home prices are now back to near record high across the U.S., 10 years upon the prior peak. Nevertheless, the real estate market, and therefore the way we live, has evolved dramatically.

How to Get a Mortgage Preapproval

NerdWallet | Posted 05.03.2016 | Business
NerdWallet

By Hal Bundrick, CFP In the world of homebuying, think of a mortgage pre-qualification as a learner's permit, while a preapproval letter is an offici...

5 Signs a Condominium Association May Be in Trouble

Melissa Terzis | Posted 04.22.2016 | DC
Melissa Terzis

Many people don't realize how communal condo living can be, particularly when it comes to finances. They think you just magically pay your condo fee, and everything is taken care of for you... but boy, are they wrong.

Fed Meeting This Week

Melissa Terzis | Posted 12.14.2015 | DC
Melissa Terzis

It's been the busiest December I've experienced. Typically, after Thanksgiving, the entire real estate industry packs it in for the season. Sellers ar...

7 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming A Homeowner

Erica Gellerman | Posted 08.21.2015 | HuffPost Home
Erica Gellerman

I wish I could say Jordan and I stumbled upon a cute little house while out walking hand and hand through a picturesque neighborhood and decided it was the perfect place to create a home. It wasn't quite that romantic.

5 Reasons to Sell Your Home Now

Dean Graziosi | Posted 07.15.2016 | HuffPost Home
Dean Graziosi

Whether it's the right time for you to sell your home or not is entirely based on your desires and situation. However, if you haven't considered all of these five factors, do so and you may change your plans.

10 Ideas to Make an Unforgettable Score in Real Estate

Lee Davenport | Posted 07.08.2016 | HuffPost Home
Lee Davenport

Buying a house has changed drastically over the past few years based on the various pressure points of the economy. Does that mean you should sit on the sidelines of the housing market and be a chronic renter or lifelong basement dweller? Nope.

Jenny Che

Airbnb Wants You To Take A Test-Drive Before Buying A New Home

HuffingtonPost.com | Jenny Che | Posted 06.28.2015 | Business

Sounds like a pretty smart way to get a feel for a neighborhood before moving there.

The 15 Emotional Stages Of Buying Your First Home

Posted 09.12.2015 | HuffPost Home

You’ll make some pretty big purchases throughout your life; like a college education, your first car or that fancy wedding reception you always want...

Time to Buy a House Now!

Terry Savage | Posted 05.01.2016 | 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.

Are You a Renter or a Buyer?

Richard Barrington | Posted 04.20.2015 | Money
Richard Barrington

You face a choice between renting or owning many of the essentials you use every day: your home, your car, even furniture and appliances. So is it better to rent or to own? There is no set answer, because the cost of each depends on a number of variables. It's a question of economics, but the economics come down to your lifestyle.

There May Never Be a Good Brunch Place in South Central

Vanessa Carmichael | Posted 04.01.2015 | Los Angeles
Vanessa Carmichael

In the case of Los Angeles, it is scary to think that it may someday become what its politicians have designed it to be, a city for the few uber rich and the many domestic workers who maintain their homes and gardens.

12 Things That Make A Neighborhood Truly Great

Michael Corbett | Posted 02.02.2015 | HuffPost Home
Michael Corbett

As anyone who's moved a few times knows, not all neighborhoods are created equal. There is no such thing as the perfect neighborhood, because not all areas are going to be truly a perfect fit for everyone and their unique needs.

First-Time Home Buyer? Here's What You Should Know About Your Appraisal

David S. Bunton | Posted 01.25.2015 | HuffPost Home
David S. Bunton

We find that first-time home buyers often misunderstand one of the key components of the home buying process: the appraisal. It is the single most important tool to ensure buyers pay a fair and equitable price for the property they purchase.

9 Things You Must Know When Buying a Brand New Home

Michael Corbett | Posted 02.26.2015 | HuffPost Home
Michael Corbett

Buyers, caught up in the excitement of a brand new, never-lived-in home can overlook some key details that affect their bottom lines. Curious what they are?

What I Learned From Buying My First Home

Betterment.com | Posted 01.04.2015 | Money
Betterment.com

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.

4 Ways Millennials Can Maximize Their Home Buying Power

Michael Corbett | Posted 12.28.2014 | HuffPost Home
Michael Corbett

According to a recent Trulia Trends survey, 41 percent of millennials surveyed said that saving for a down payment is their biggest hurdle to home ownership. Indeed, coming up with enough cash for that down payment is a formidable task.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Holds That Homebuyer Need Not Be Told of Murder

Brad Reid | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business
Brad Reid

In a July 21, 2014, decision, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that a murder/suicide inside a house did not constitute a material defect that had t...

Why Buy A Home?

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 06.06.2014 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

Homeownership, like any major investment, should be properly researched and one must ensure they are financially prepared to make the long-term commitment

A Simple Guide For First-Time Homebuyers

Credit.com | Posted 05.17.2014 | Money
Credit.com

Taking the leap into home ownership is a big deal. Long considered the American Dream, it signals an entry into adulthood that some people crave. Millennials are joining the party -- the average first-time homebuyer in the U.S. is 31 years old. Before you join the ranks, here are some things to do.

Trulia: 2014 Will Be The Year Of Repeat Home Buyer

Jed Kolko | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

The housing market continued its uneven recovery in 2013 and will enter 2014 closer to normal than it was a year earlier. Consumer optimism is climbin...

The Top Three Things Male and Female Homebuyers Under 35 Disagree On

Ellen Haberle | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Home
Ellen Haberle

At Redfin, we looked into preferences among our own young homebuyers, and found that, what a shocker, men and women disagree on some major stuff. Namely, how long they plan to stay in one home, where they want to live and who they plan to live with.

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...

And They're Back! Buyer Demand Rebounds After Government Reopens

Ellen Haberle | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Home
Ellen Haberle

In the aftermath of the shutdown and debt ceiling debacle, a storm of news media and economists predicted that anxious Americans would spend less through the new year. In the housing market, however, these predictions aren't panning out.