Read the Free Guide\r\n\r\nBuying a home used to be an integral part of the \u201cAmerican Dream.\u201d Even though it may not always be the most central focus of realizing that dream any more, many Americans list buying a home as one of their top long-term financial goals. Recent studies found that 75% of Americans say that buying a home is a priority, and in 2017, 34% of American home buyers were first-time home buyers.\r\n\r\nThe Personal Capital First-Time Home Buyer\u2019s Guide is designed to help you navigate the ins and outs of buying a first home. There are many things to consider before making such an important investment that will certainly impact your life \u2013 financial and otherwise \u2013 for years to come.\r\n\r\nAnyone who has owned a home can likely attest that with ownership comes a lot of benefits, but it\u2019s not without its potential drawbacks. Before making the leap, make sure you\u2019ve given careful consideration as to how your home fits into your financial plans and investing strategy. \r\n\r\nRead our free guide to learn more about:\r\n\r\nWhat to consider when buying a home \u2013 the current housing market and your long-term financial goals can impact your decision on whether to buy a home.\r\nThe finances of home buying \u2013 the finances that are involved with home buying can get complex, from understanding what goes into potential upfront costs to ongoing ones.\r\nHome buying and your portfolio \u2013 while a primary home can be a wonderful investment, learning how a home fits into your portfolio and risk tolerance is important.\r\nTax implications of homeownership - owning property comes with many tax-related advantages and disadvantages, especially in light of tax reform.\r\nThe impact of how you title your house \u2013 There are several ways you can purchase your home, which can impact not only your ownership, but what happens to your home in the future.\r\n\r\n\r\nRead the Free Guide\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n*Note: This guide serves as an educational guide for those interested in buying a primary home to live in for the first time, and does not cover investment properties or vacation homes.