My sister is looking to buy her first house. I spent a lot of today helping her look at new constructions. She hasn't quite gotten to the point where she knows exactly what she wants so this was our starting point. Depending on the weather, we might go see what open houses we can find in her area. Of course, this means she also has to look at mortgages and home insurance and all that fun stuff. She definitely has a long road ahead of her.