Buying a home | Homebuying 101
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How to start preapproval for a mortgage
Prequalifying can save every homebuyer a lot of time and show a seller you're in a financial position to purchase a home.
Down payment assistance: What it is and how it works
Dream of owning a house but can’t afford the down payment needed to get a home loan? Learn more about how to get down payment assistance.
10 tips for first-time homebuyers
Buying a home for the first time is a new experiences. Read our top 10 first-time home-buyer tips to help guide you through the process.
Kit homes explained
Kit homes are a variation of prefab homes with a DIY element. Learn how building a home from a kit works and the pros and cons of buying a kit home.
Foundation inspection: What you need to know
A foundation inspection helps identify foundation issues that may be in your home. Learn how a foundation inspection works and what the next steps should be.
What is a buyer's agent?
A buyer's agent is a licensed professional who acts as a guide for a homebuyer. Learn about a buyer agent's responsibilities and if you need one.
What is an escalation clause in real estate?
An escalation clause is an addendum to your offer that you will increase your offer if necessary. Learn how an escalation clause works and if you need one.
What is a sight unseen offer?
Buying a home sight unseen is when an offer is placed without touring the home. Learn how to place a sight unseen offer and the pros and cons of this option.
What is a tiny house?
A tiny house differs from the traditional home styles commonly purchased. Learn how much tiny homes cost, how to buy one, and the pros and cons of owning one.