Getting started

Your coaches introduce the lesson.

CassieBuying a home is one of the largest purchases you’ll ever make. So you’ve got to really think it through. When’s the “right time” to buy your first home? As soon as you’re able to! 

An African American family standing outside a home with a “for sale” sign.

AliciaThat’s right. Homeownership offers lots of benefits. But before you start house shopping, you need to think about whether owning a home is right for you — and what it will really take to buy and maintain a home.

CassieIn this lesson, we’ll explain the pluses and minuses of homeownership, the costs involved, and how to decide if you’re ready to buy. Let’s get started!

Click the Next button to compare the benefits and drawbacks of owning a home.