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First Time Homebuyers, Tell Us Your Story.

Hey, Curbsters. We're looking for a few good homebuyers to tell us their story in advance of our first ever Rookie Roosts week later this month. What do you know now that you wish you had known before you started the process of buying your own place? What can you tell others to help ease their way through the maze? And, most importantly, do you have a horror story that could help you win a $2,500 gift card? More details about that after the jump. But, in the meantime, if you have any lessons you can share with others about to undergo the same process contact us through our tipline to tell us about your first time buying a house or condo.

A few more details: if you have a truly terrible home-buying experience (as a first-timer) then send in a write-up to our tipline. During the last week of March we'll post the horror stories on our site (with names redacted) and have a vote for who has suffered the worst fate. The winner from DC will go up against the winners from all the other Curbed cities on our National site and the winner of that aggregated showdown will win a $2,500 gift card to the home store of their choice (
Standard contest rules apply). So get typing and send it in, pronto!