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Buying A Home

A home is not just somewhere to live but also an important investment. Which is why, when you are buying a home, you want to make sure that you invest your money wisely. After all, purchasing real estate can be expensive and the last thing you want is to throw your money into a money pit. If you want to make sure that you’re investing in the right place, you’ll need to do your homework first. And this is just the place to get started!

Wondering what neighborhood to start looking at? What features are best in a home? Should you buy the first home you find within your budget? And just how important is your home’s location? House Hunting has answers to all these questions plus lots more.

Of course, not everyone is looking to buy a house. There are also apartments, condos, co-ops and more that you might want purchase. What to Buy is your guide to the different types of homes out there.

Once you are ready to start looking, and know what you are looking for, you will be faced with yet another choice: should you hire a real estate agent? To help yourself make this decision, take a look through Real Estate Agents, which details the different types of real estate agents out there and how to find the best agent for you.

One of the biggest issues when it comes to buying a home is money. There are down payments to save for and mortgage loans that need to be borrowed. Our Financial section will help you figure out just how much you need for your dream home. Here you’ll also find information on where to get that mortgage loan, a mortgage calculator, and even tips on negotiating the price of the home you want.

Perhaps one of the most difficult areas to navigate when buying a home is the paperwork. If you need help making sense of those forms, or just can’t figure out what forms and inspections you need, then you need our Legal section.

You’ve found the home you want, so now what? Closing the Deal details what happens from the time you make an offer to when those keys are finally handed over. Learn about what paperwork to expect, how to get a fair deal, and how to keep from losing your mind during this stressful time!

Is it your home that’s on the market? Then you need our Selling Your Home section. Get the scoop on how to make your home more attractive to potential buyers and what you need to do to your home before you sell it.