10 First-Time Home Buyer Tips
- Pay Off All Debt and Build an Emergency Fund.
- Use the 25% Rule to Know How Much House You Can Afford.
- Save a 10–20% Down Payment.
- Don’t Forget to Save for Closing Costs.
- Get Preapproved for a Loan Before House Hunting.
- Find a Home for Sale in Your Price Range.
- Research Neighborhoods for Best Fit.