10 things I learned buying a home for the first time
February 23, 2016 - Uncategorized
After a decade of renting a cramped closet-sized apartment in New York City, my husband and I decided to buy our first real live home, with rooms and a yard.
We are both in our 30s, which I assumed was “about the time people buy houses.”
According to Zillow, most first-time homebuyers clock in at an average age of about 31, though the age is rising to 32-34.
We spent the last few years saving money for our down payment and doing research. Starting on Trulia and Zillow, we searched for homes around the five boroughs, and eventually in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, upstate New York and New Jersey before we found areas that seemed affordable, safe and to our liking. Read more…