1. Homebuyers' Walkthrough: Introduction
  2. Homebuyers' Walkthrough: Reasons to Buy
  3. Homebuyers' Walkthrough: Buying New Versus Previously-Owned
  4. Homebuyers' Walkthrough: Considerations When Buying A Home
  5. Homebuyers' Walkthrough: Which Type Of Mortgage Is Best?
  6. Homebuyers' Walkthrough: Obtaining A Mortgage
  7. Homebuyers' Walkthrough: Buying A First Home
  8. Homebuyers' Walkthrough: When To Sell And Buy A Move-Up Home
  9. Homebuyers' Walkthrough: Homes For Retirement
  10. Homebuyers' Walkthrough: Conclusion
A home is usually the single largest investment that a person will make in his or her lifetime. Homeownership boasts many advantages, including the ability to build equity and take advantage of certain tax deductions. Buyers must take certain factors into consideration when looking for and purchasing a home.

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