A Homebuyer's Guide

Tips for Homebuyers

  • Planning is Key

    First-time homebuyers face multiple challenges even before they get the house keys. These tips will help you plan for a successful real estate purchase.   See the Gallery

  • The Down Payment Isn't Everything

    Spending all or most of their savings on down payment and closing costs is one of the biggest mistakes first-time homebuyers make, Conarchy says. "Some people scrape all their money together to…   See the Image

  • For parents, buying a home off campus for their kids to live in can be a very pragmatic business decision. Investing in college-town real estate can also make sense for alumni or other investors looking for a property that generates a steady cash flow in a location they love — if they're willing to put up with the heightened potential for property damage, continuous repairs and occasional evictions from student tenants who don't feel responsible for taking care of the property.

    It's the time of year when proud parents are sending their kids off to college. What better time to consider the best college towns for investing in foreclosed homes?   See the Gallery

  • Deer Valley Resort House For Sale

    Listed for $21.9 million, this well-appointed residence boasts direct ski-in/ski-out access from Deer Valley Resort's Mountaineer ski run. The property's exterior luxuries include a heated outdoor…   See the Image

  • White Pine Cabin For Sale

    Located in The Colony -- a gated, ski-in/ski-out community with only 274 buildable sites -- this 17,000-square-foot estate is an ideal retreat for winter-sports enthusiasts. The home's location…   See the Image

  • White Pine Cabin For Sale

    With a spacious, glass-enclosed shower and a tub overlooking the snowy surroundings, this home's spa-like bathroom begs you to relax and unwind after a long day on the slopes. The $9.95 million…   See the Image

  • Diverse Housing Options: Stapleton Attractions and Housing

    Stapleton offers housing in a wide range of styles and price points, including affordable single-family homes, townhouses, condominiums and custom urban estates. This broad selection is meant to…   See the Image

  • Modular Drawer Organizer

    Published 02/19/13 in People
    Modular Drawer Organizer

    What new homeowner couldn't use some help getting organized? Handcrafted from sustainably harvested Honduran mahogany, these modular drawer organizers fit together in various configurations for…   See the Image

  • Olive Oil

    Published 02/19/13 in People
    Olive Oil

    As a housewarming gift, olive oil is said to bless new homeowners with health and well-being. Made from 100 percent California-grown late-harvest arbequina olives, Williams-Sonoma's smooth and…   See the Image

  • Blown-Glass Table Lamp

    Published 02/19/13 in People
    Blown-Glass Table Lamp

    A fashionable table lamp can turn up the style in any new home. For such a petite silhouette, this midcentury-inspired blown-glass lamp really lights up a room. Get it in clear or mercury if your…   See the Image

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