First Time Home Buyer Guide

Evelyn Long

Jan 10, 2024

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Preparing to Buy a Home

Buying a House With a Boyfriend or Girlfriend

Figuring Out How Much House You Can Afford

How Much Should I Spend on Housing?

How to Save for a Down Payment on a House

How to Save a 20 Percent Down Payment

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Understanding Home Ownership Expenses

New Home Expenses You Might Not Expect

8 Hidden Costs of Home Ownership

Housing Expenses List for First-Time Buyers

Your Guide to Navigating Property Taxes

The Difference Between Home Warranty and Home Insurance

The 8 Types of Homeowners Insurance

Is Title Insurance a Waste of Money?

How to Get a Title Insurance Quote

How Much Does a Home Inspection Cost?

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Financing Guide for New Homeowners

Home Equity Line of Credit: Is It the Right Choice?

11 Real Estate Tax Benefits Homeowners Should Know About 

Tax Deductions for Homeowners: Do You Qualify?

Buying a House With Cash: 3 Pros and 3 Cons

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First Time Home Buyer Guide to Mortgages

Mortgage Basics: What Is a Mortgage and How Does It Work?

Mortgage 101 for First-Time Homebuyers

7 Tips for Your First Mortgage

Everything You Need to Know About Refinancing Your Mortgage

Should I Pay Off My Mortgage Early? Pros and Cons

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Understanding the Housing Market

5 Factors Driving the Housing Shortage

Build Your Real Estate Vocabulary With This Guide

Pros and Cons of Using a Real Estate Agent

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Finding the Best Place to Live

Cost of Living by State

States With the Best Income to Cost of Living Ratio

The 7 Cities With the Lowest Cost of Living in the US

The 10 Cheapest States to Live In

What Are the Best Cities for Tech Jobs in the U.S.?

4 Best Places To Live in the South

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Choosing the Right Home for You

Complete Guide to Different Styles of Houses in the U.S.

House Versus Townhouse: What’s the Difference?

Spec Home vs. Custom Home: How to Pick the Right One

Move-In-Ready vs. Fixer-Upper Homes: Which Should You Buy?

Is a Single Family Home Your Best Option?

The Pros and Cons of HOAs (Homeowner’s Associations)

Tips for Buying a Lot in a Subdivision

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First Time Home Buyer Guide to Closing on a Home

How to Negotiate House Price: 7 Tips

5 Ways To Write a Stellar Home Offer Letter

What You Should Know About Home Appraisals

Closing Day on a House: What to Expect

Dealing With Buyer’s Remorse After Buying a House

first time home buyer guide to moving into a new home

Moving Into Your New Home

The Ultimate Two-Month Moving Checklist

Your Guide to Mover Etiquette: How Much to Tip Movers?

New Home Essentials You Might Forget on Moving Day

The Ultimate New Homeowner Checklist

Things Every House Should Have: Homeowner’s Checklist

New Homeowner Checklist: What To Do After Moving In

Address Change Checklist: 10 Places to Notify When You Move

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