Trulia content producer Jen Juneau counts 16 good reasons to match up with an assertion that 2016 is the year to buy that first or next house.

She starts with a pretty persuasive one: Money. As in save money so that you can buy a home that will save you more money. It's the without-which-nothing else happens, deal maker or breaker. And here's Juneau with a related one:

It can be hard to admit when it’s time to throw in the towel on repairs, especially if you’ve put a lot of hard DIY work into your beloved abode. But it might be time to take a step back and think about how nice it would be on your stress levels and wallet if you could start fresh.

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