Kicking off right now: Curbed's first ever Rookie Roosts Week, dedicated to the highs and lows of buying a first home. We'll look at starter homes in up and coming neighborhoods and not so up and coming neighborhoods, define brokerbabble, and launch Curbed University, our guide to buying and selling a house in LA.
And we'll be sharing stories throughout the week from readers who have lived through the process. Want to contribute? Send your buying tales, your tips, and your horror stories to the tipline. Horror stories have a shot at winning a $2,500 gift card to the home store of the winner's choice through our national contest. (As always, standard contest rules apply.) Ready, set, go!