Home Buying Tips for 2020: We've Got Hundreds of Them!

Do you plan to buy a home in 2020? Do you have questions about the buying process, mortgage loans, or the current state of the real estate market? You're in the right place. HBI offers a wealth of home buying tips for 2020, written by knowledgeable experts. Our website is a valuable resource for anyone planning to buy a house in 2020.

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Pre-Approval: December's Topic of the Month

Mortgage pre-approval is an important part of the home buying process, because it helps you determine how much you can afford to buy. It also generates a lot of questions from first-time buyers. Here are some selected articles to help you learn more about it:

Our Story: Helping First-Time Buyers Since 2005

We have been publishing home buying tips and tutorials for first-time buyers since 2005. HBI began as an email newsletter service, before launching this website in 2005. That's more than a decade of offering tips on buying a first home! Where has the time gone?

Today, HBI is one of the most frequently visited, and widely cited, websites catering to home buyers and mortgage shoppers. We have received literally thousands of questions over the years (if only we had the staff to answer them all). As a result, we know what questions you have, as a first-time home buyer. Our website is designed to answer those questions in a clear and helpful manner. Here's to another ten years of helping buyers.

We publish new home buying tips on a weekly basis. Currently, our online library contains more than 500 tutorials. Most have been updated within the last year, to make them more useful and relevant. The most recent lessons can be found above. If you're a first-time buyer, you might want to start with these featured articles.


Disclaimers: When reporting on U.S. housing market trends, we often cite third-party forecasts, predictions, etc. Such forecasts are the equivalent of an educated guess and should be treated as such. No one can predict the future of the housing market with total accuracy. HBI makes no claims or assertions about future real estate conditions.