15 tips from real first-time home buyers

Buying a home for the very first time can be scary, exhilarating and confusing — emotions that make sense when you're about to embark on what might be the single biggest purchase of your life. Even with all the information available on home buying, there are still plenty of things first-time buyers wish they knew before they made the leap into homeownership.

Click through to learn from buyers that know best.

This article originally appeared on GOBankingRates.com: 15 Tips From Real First-Time Home Buyers