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Homebuyer Education: The First Step to Buying a Home

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

The purchase of a home is among the biggest financial decisions people will make in a lifetime. Taking a qualified homebuying class will do more than ...

How to Get a Mortgage

NerdWallet | Posted 06.21.2016 | Business

By Michael Burge With all the people, paperwork and time-intensive steps involved, getting a mortgage can be a harrowing proposition. But if you take...

How to Get a Mortgage Preapproval

NerdWallet | Posted 05.03.2016 | Business

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...

TRID Trauma Lurks for Home Buyers and Sellers

MoneyTips | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business

TRID, the "TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure" reforms mandated by the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, affects mortgages originated after October 2, 2015. There are numerous differences between "pre-TRID" and "TRID" loans, and lenders/title companies/realtors have spent countless hours preparing for the change.

5 Signs You Should Keep Renting | Posted 10.12.2015 | HuffPost Home

We all know buying a home is a big step and while homeownership offers serious benefits, renting can be just as sweet a deal. If you're struggling to commit to buying, remember that the decision is personal.

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.

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.

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.

7 Biggest Home Buying Mistakes | Posted 11.11.2014 | HuffPost Home

Whether you're a first-time buyer or you've been around the block a few times, there are certain home buying mistakes that trip people up time and time again.

The Biggest Mistake You're Making When Looking For A Home

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 05.15.2014 | HuffPost Home

There are many places to start your search for a home. While we favor browsing through beautiful real estate photos -- if you haven't noticed -- there...

Stop! Before You Buy A House, Ask Yourself These 5 Questions | Posted 05.19.2014 | HuffPost Home

Purchasing a home can be a savvy financial move, as long as you manage it well. Make sure to ask yourself these questions before signing on the dotted line, and your dream home can bring you joy for many years to come.

Unmarried Couples Buying a House Together May Also Be Buying Trouble

Jack M. Guttentag | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business
Jack M. Guttentag

More and more couples are electing to live together without getting married, and often this includes purchasing a home together. This is a major decision fraught with potential consequences if and when they decide to split.

Investors and the DC Real Estate Market

Melissa Terzis | Posted 05.13.2014 | DC
Melissa Terzis

Everyone and their mother are chasing investment properties in D.C. because they finally got the memo from 2010 that D.C. rentals are a great investment. Let me be blunt: Unless you already purchased property when prices were lower, that ship has sailed.

Should I Buy Or Rent My Home? Six Crucial Factors You Should Consider | Posted 05.05.2014 | HuffPost Home

One person's "flexibility" is another person's "lack of stability." And one person's "stuck" is another person's "steady." The way you'll feel about buying vs. renting is very much in the eye of the beholder.

Is It Your Time to Buy a Home? The (Emotional) Transition From Renter to Owner

Michele Serro | Posted 05.03.2014 | HuffPost Home
Michele Serro

There is a homebuying myth that needs dispelling. It has to do with mathematic certainty. The truth is, no formula exists for knowing if and when you should buy a home. Ask most economists and they'll tell you that there are far too many emotional factors involved.

Do Most Real Estate Agents Own Their Own Homes? Yes!

Jed Kolko | Posted 03.16.2014 | HuffPost Home
Jed Kolko

If you want your real estate agent to be able to speak from personal experience, you're in luck. We discovered that the vast majority of agents - almo...

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...

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.

Have a Real Estate Regret? You're Not Alone: 52 Percent of Americans Agree

Jed Kolko | Posted 06.23.2013 | Business
Jed Kolko

Home searches peak in March and April, and this year the search is especially frantic as inventory is near a 12-year low. But when it comes to searching for a home, as with everything else, moving too fast leads to mistakes and regrets.

Renters Now Moving Up Their Homebuying Timetables

Chris Birk | Posted 04.02.2013 | Business
Chris Birk

Buying a home is now cheaper than renting in most of the country's housing markets. A litany of recent studies and surveys have almost belabored the point given home values and historically low interest rates.

6 Steps to Stabilize High-Foreclosure Neighborhoods

Miriam Axel-Lute | Posted 08.01.2012 | Money
Miriam Axel-Lute

These steps are just a start, but the lessons from the financial crisis are clear as day. Will we learn from them, and let government do what we created it to do, or will we tumble back into the mess that got us here in the first place?

Real Estate Website Sorry For Racial Stereotypes Used To Pinpoint 'Perfect Neighborhoods'

Posted 04.27.2012 | Black Voices

When Picket Report was named one of Detroit's best tech startups of 2011, questions lingered as to whether its data-driven model for helping homebuyer...

Solution to Economy Depends on Refinanced Mortgages, HOME Act

Rep. Dennis Cardoza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Cardoza

American families are losing their homes and I know this problem all too well. It began in my own backyard in California's Central Valley, which has been coined "ground zero" of the housing crisis.

Can You Trust Your Residential Real Estate Agent?

Jim Randel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Randel

Four years ago when I was writing snail mail newsletters, I wrote one about residential real estate agents. I opined that there were far too many age...