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How do you know who to trust for home-buying advice?
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We are only interested in solutions from solvers who have purchased a home and have a mortgage or are planning to purchase a home in the next 12 months and apply for a mortgage and are located in Canada, the United Kingdom, or the United States.

Buying a home is a commitment many of us think through repeatedly. We ask family and friends for opinions. We do hours of online research. We speak with bankers, financial advisors, realtors, and anyone who will listen. 

But whose advice should you trust? For a first-time homebuyer, it can be hard to figure out. That's especially true when you get conflicting information, or when your friends and family may not have been through the home buying process in many years. We want your thoughts on the advice you have received in the home buying process, both good and bad.


Tell us about who you went to for home buying advice and how you felt about the guidance you received. Specifically, answer the following questions in detail:

  1. What valuable advice did you receive about buying your first home? Who gave it to you? How did you know you could trust that person's advice?
  2. What makes someone a mortgage expert? Who comes to mind when you think of someone being a mortgage expert?
  3. How would you prefer to connect with mortgage experts? Describe the experience in detail.
  4. Who do you turn to for home buying advice, and why?

REMINDER: We are only interested in solutions from homeowners with mortgages or people expecting to buy a home and obtain a mortgage in the next 12 months. Only solvers in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States will be eligible for rewards. 

    Submissions will be graded on the following criteria:
  • Submission Quality
Reward Tiers
40 Winners
will receive $20 each
$20.00 Picture?width=160 UCF
$20.00 J University of British Columbia
$20.00 Square pic 60 profile 3 Pennsylvania State University
$20.00 K University of Connecticut
$20.00 Square pic 60 10 31 14 pro Walden University
$20.00 Square pic 60 image University of Wisconsin
$20.00 Square pic 60 matthew gaiser calgary bow headshot  1 Queen's University
$20.00 Picture?width=160 Michigan State University
$20.00 Picture?width=160 University of Toronto
$20.00 Square pic 60 5f07a26e 0d7f 4015 9f1d 1761c6d97696 Queen's University
$20.00 K University of Calgary
$20.00 Square pic 60 davos Oregon State University
$20.00 Square pic 60 ahahahaha Yorkville University
$20.00 Picture?width=160 CUNY Queens College
$20.00 J University of Alberta
$20.00 C University of Central Florida
$20.00 Picture?width=160 University of Central Florida
$20.00 S Penn Foster
$20.00 N Georgia Institute of Technology
$20.00 C The College of William & Mary
$20.00 B Ursinus College
$20.00 F University of Arkansas - Little Rock
$20.00 Square pic 60 photo edit2 Havard University
$20.00 Picture?width=160 University of Central Florida
$20.00 Square pic 60 img 0116 Penn Foster
$20.00 X Ottawa
$20.00 Square pic 60 hc profile pic University of Toronto
$20.00 Square pic 60 tilisho 20180827 123654 Oxford University
$20.00 M
$20.00 M University of California at Berkeley
$20.00 R
$20.00 Picture?width=160 Kaplan University
$20.00 S Arizona State University