A Guide for First-Time Homebuyers

Why You Should Use an Agent

There's no need to go it alone! A real estate agent can help guide you through the home-buying process.

After: A Little Love and Landscaping

4 Mistakes You Should Try to Avoid

Rule number one? Don't get more than you can afford. Instead, keep your payments manageable.

Advice for First-Time Homebuyers

  • Braided Storage Basket

    Published 02/19/13 in People
    Braided Storage Basket

    Great for storing toys, magazines, toiletries and more, these hand-woven grass baskets come in handy in practically any room of the house. Make a DIY gift basket by filling them with things the…   See the Image

  • Year of Seeds

    Published 02/19/13 in People
    Year of Seeds

    For a twist on the traditional gift of a potted plant, try giving an entire year of plants. This kit comes with 12 packets of easy-to-grow seeds that will bring a mini garden to any windowsill.…   See the Image

  • Wood Gallery Frames

    Published 02/19/13 in People
    Wood Gallery Frames

    A frame should be as beautifully crafted as the photograph it holds. Help your friends and neighbors showcase their favorite photos with these museum-quality frames, crafted of solid hardwood and…   See the Image

  • 57-Piece Tool Kit

    Published 02/19/13 in People
    57-Piece Tool Kit

    Every homeowner needs a set of tools for tackling small projects and repairs around the house. The Ruff & Ready 57-piece toolkit contains all the essentials -- including wrenches, a wire…   See the Image

  • Garden Tote and Tools

    Published 02/19/13 in People
    Garden Tote and Tools

    For the homeowner with a green thumb, this folding chair with detachable tote offers a convenient way to store and carry gardening equipment. The tote has several compartments for keeping tools …   See the Image

  • Monogrammed Doormat

    Published 02/19/13 in People
    Monogrammed Doormat

    Whether your gift recipients are just moving in or totally settled, personalized items make a house feel like a home. Crafted of coco and coir fibers, this elegant doormat may be monogrammed with…   See the Image

  • Bread Maker

    Published 02/19/13 in People
    Bread Maker

    A traditional housewarming gift, bread is given to symbolize the homeowners never going hungry. But why stop at just one loaf? With Cuisinart's versatile two-pound bread maker, you can give the…   See the Image

  • Duo Salt and Pepper Mill

    Published 02/19/13 in People
    Duo Salt and Pepper Mill

    Salt is often given as a housewarming gift to ensure that the new homeowners' lives will always have flavor. This smartly designed dual salt and pepper mill grinds in two directions: clockwise…   See the Image

  • Wall-Mount/Stacking Wine Rack

    Published 02/19/13 in People
    Wall-Mount/Stacking Wine Rack

    Rather than buying the homeowners yet another bottle of wine, why not give them a place to keep it? Made of sustainable solid shesham wood, this versatile five-bottle wine rack can be wall…   See the Image

  • Wall-Mount Organizer

    Published 02/19/13 in People
    Wall-Mount Organizer

    Buying a gift for a busy family who's always on the go? When they're running out the door, they'll find everything they need in this entryway organizer by Umbra. Two flip-down hooks are perfect…   See the Image

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