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housekeys_voronin_450money.usnews.com - For first-time homebuyers, the whole homebuying process may look a bit daunting. You’re going into what could be the biggest purchase of your life with no experience to fall back on. The good news is a little preparation can go a long way and help you approach this major decision with confidence.

Many things have changed in recent decades about the way Americans buy and sell homes, but one adage still matters, a lot: location, location, location.

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moneyhouse_oleg-doroshin_450zillow.com - Buying a home can be overwhelming, especially for first-time buyers who might be unfamiliar with all of the detailed steps involved in the process. But investing time now to sort out your goals and devise a plan for how you’ll achieve them can make your house hunt smoother and less stressful.

Here are some areas your house hunting blueprint should cover.

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sale_chris_boswell_450We put our house on the market recently. This was our first home, which we've lived in for more than a decade, so we expected to invest a lot of time cleaning, organizing and making some minor repairs that we'd been putting off. Here's what we didn't see coming.

1.  White and bold wall colors are no-nos 2.  What 'cut the clutter' really means  3.  It's not your home anymore  4.  The walls are in worse shape than you think  5.  Those large items might not come back out so easily  6.  Some cleaning projects will be frustratingly stubborn  7.  Fix those nagging problems — but don't expect them to be easy            8.  Everything will take longer than you think  9.  The house won't stay clean

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househill_sellingpix_450In a perfect world, every buyer could afford the house of their dreams in a neighborhood they adore. In reality, most buyers need to compromise on something when they buy a home, particularly their first home.

A REALTOR® can give you expert advice on home values and often can show you homes in communities that you didn’t know about or that you hadn’t considered. In the end, though, you need to set your priorities so you can decide which home to buy.

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realtytimes.com - Many of the homes on the market need some work and some need a lot of care. How do you know what to look for in a fixer-upper? If you're a first-time home buyer, purchasing a fixer-upper can be a good option because the price will be lower. But fixer-upper homes come with flaws and some can be huge.

Why a fixer-upper? In some areas, the housing market is very low on inventory, especially new and/or homes in top shape. Foreclosures and short sales, though, can offer better prices if you can deal with the home's maintenance needs.

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