Americans' wallets are in much better shape since the Great Recession. And with higher pay and steadier job security, tax breaks for homeowners can make the prospect of buying a home attractive. "Tax-wise, this is a good time to buy," said Yvette Best of
As a new homeowner, avoid these easy-to-prevent mistakes that could cost you big time. We know so well the thrill of owning your own house — but don’t let the excitement cause you to overlook the basics.