First time home buyers make up the vast majority of home buyers right now, and why not? Now is still a great time to buy, especially if you don't have a house to sell! Interest rates are still very low, and probably won't be as low for many years to come! The biggest difference between now & in the recent past, is that you'll probably need at least 3-5% down and excellent credit. Real estate continues to be an excellent long term investment, so what are you waiting for? There are many, many homes to choose from, so contact your local Realtor today to see what you've been missing out on!