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Preparing to buy a home: myths and truths

First things first.

When it comes to purchasing a home, people have many misconceptions, says Craig Garcia, president of Capital Partners Mortgage.

"The homebuying process is harder than you think," says Garcia, who is based in Florida. "But the more prepared you can be, the better experience you will have."

To help make sure your homebuying experience is positive, study these real estate and mortgage myths and truths:

Infographic: Preparing to buy a home

Sources: Ellie Mae Report Origination Insight Report July 2016, National Association of Realtor's Existing Home Sales Report

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