Providing Advice for Home Buyers Since 2006

celebrating 16 years

Welcome to the Home Buying Institute (HBI), America's leading source for home-buying information and news. We have been educating buyers in the U.S. for 16 years, and it's a mission we take seriously.

Our website offers hundreds of articles relating to the home-buying process, mortgage loans, real estate market trends and more. We publish new information every week, to help you stay informed. We are a trusted source for unbiased and factual home-buying advice.

Our Story: Helping First-Time Buyers Since 2006

We have been publishing home-buying tips, tutorials and news since 2006. The Home Buying Institute began as an email newsletter service in the early 2000s, before launching this website in 2006. That's more than 16 years of trustworthy advice and guidance for buyers.

Today, HBI is one of the most frequently visited and widely cited websites catering to home buyers and mortgage shoppers in the U.S.

We have received literally thousands of questions over the years. As a result, we know what questions you might have, as a first-time home buyer. Our website is designed to answer those questions in a clear and helpful manner.

Resources for Real Estate Agents

In addition to educating home buyers, we frequently publish articles designed to help real estate professionals communicate more effectively online. Here are the latest articles and resources from "Agent's Corner"...

How Agents Can Use ChatGPT
You've probably already heard about ChatGPT, the artificial intelligence platform that can generate content based on the input you provide. But did you know it can help you with a variety of real estate writing and marketing tasks?

Creating High-Quality Blog Content
When it comes to real estate blogging, there is "regular" content -- and then there is truly useful content. In this article, you'll learn how to publish high-quality information that your readers will love and respond to.

How to Increase Website Traffic
This article offers nine proven ways to increase traffic to a real estate website (and how you can combine them for even better results). It covers blogging, social media, email newsletters and more.

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.