So you want to buy your first house, but it's an expensive process. Your mortgage, utility bills, homeowners insurance, and other costs will quickly add up to a hefty sum. Plus, you'll probably want to make a down payment of at least 20 percent.

Otherwise, you may end up paying for private mortgage insurance and other extra expenses. All of this begs the question: Can you get a new home without going broke? Thankfully, with a little gumption and advance planning, the answer is a resounding “yes!” Learn how to save money for a house with the help of this handy video from Cat Alford.