First-Time Home Buyers

Buying your first home can be exciting, but also overwhelming. The key to success is planning ahead. Our advice for first-time home buyers will help you navigate the process successfully.

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You don’t need to own a home to be an adult

Holden Lewis, NerdWallet's authority on mortgages and real estate, joins Kate Wood to talk about historical and emerging trends in real estate, and the current realities of home ownership.

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