Buying a home can be exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time, especially for a first-time homebuyer -- it's difficult to know exactly what to expect. The learning curve can be steep, but most of the issues can be resolved by doing a little financial homework. As one of the largest financial decisions in a person's life, buying a home requires discretion, sensibility and budgeting.

Click here for some tips that will keep you on the right path as you look to purchase your first place. 

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