Advice for Home Buyers Since 2006

Since 2006, the Home Buying Institute (HBI) has helped first-time buyers in the U.S. make informed purchasing decisions. Our mission is to provide objective, accurate and helpful information about the home buying and mortgage process.

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First-time home buyers need access to trustworthy information and guidance on a wide range of topics. But getting that kind of information online can be a timely chore.

Additionally, you might encounter "educational" websites that actually profit from you buying a home in a certain area or choosing a certain mortgage product.

For all of these reasons and more, we offer the 2024 First-Time Home Buying Guide.

First-Time Home Buyer Handbook

We created this resource to help you better understand the mortgage and home buying process. Our e-books also help to fund our publishing efforts, keeping the HBI website free from advertisements and third-party influence.

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.

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That's more than 17 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.