Best Neighborhoods 2012: First-Time Homebuyers
Purchasing a house can be a daunting experience-especially in this economy. For anyone getting ready to make that initial venture into home ownership, these places offer affordable, beautifully crafted houses (like the one pictured above in Rockland, Maine) that are a good bet in a great location -- just a few of the 61 vibrant neighborhoods from coast to coast where you'll find one-of-a-kind period houses.
Read on to see which ones meet the needs of a first-time homeowner.
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