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How to Buy a Home

Why the Term 'Starter Home' Should Bother You

Lauren Greutman | Posted 03.22.2016 | HuffPost Home
Lauren Greutman

Was the thought of my home being a "starter home" a reason to leave? I'm sitting here in my mid-thirties with four kids, I can afford something nicer and bigger, so surely I should upgrade from this starter home, right? After all, I'm not "starting" anymore. But the more I thought, the more that term bothered me -- in two different ways.

10 Open House Red Flags To Watch Out For Before Buying A Home

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.20.2015 | HuffPost Home
GOBankingRates

Summer is the prime time for moving and new home purchases. Certain warning signs during an open house, however, should have you questioning a property. As you embark on your open house adventures this summer, watch out for these red flags to avoid buying a money pit.

7 Biggest Home Buying Mistakes

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 11.11.2014 | HuffPost Home
WiserAdvisor.com

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 Home-Buying Mistakes 5 Real Homeowners Made

LearnVest | Posted 11.11.2014 | HuffPost Home
LearnVest

It's next to impossible to get through the home-buying experience completely unscathed. Maybe you accidentally buy a house with mold in the basement (like I did) or you snag a condo across the street from what will soon be a multi-year redevelopment project.

The 5 Things Your Real Estate Agent Isn't Telling You

The Huffington Post | Samantha Toscano | Posted 04.07.2014 | HuffPost Home

Buying a home can be a wonderful investment and, not to mention, an exciting new life step. But between shopping for mortgages, scouring listing servi...

9 Things A Real Estate Agent Won't Tell You

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.22.2013 | HuffPost Home

These little omissions could come between you and your dream home.

How To Save For Your First Home (Without Having A Meltdown)

Allison Kornberg | Posted 11.16.2012 | Weddings
Allison Kornberg

The number of first-time home owners is shrinking, but don't let that dash your newlywed hopes and dreams of buying a home with the fabled white picket fence someday.