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.
Primary, secondary and investment property: What are the differences?
Different property types have different types of loans. Understand what a primary residence is and how it differs from a second home vs investment property.
How to find a great real estate agent
Finding the right real estate agent takes time, but taking the time to research agents and find one with the knowledge and skills you need will pay off when it’s time for you to buy or sell your home. Here’s a list of tips to help you find a real estate agent who meets your unique buying or selling needs.
How to buy a home before you're 30
Buying a home before 30 may seem challenging, but it is feasible. Review our guide on what to consider when looking for your first home.
How to buy a home - Initial steps
Buying a home can be the largest purchase many of us make in our lifetime. Learn more about first steps to buying a house to make the whole process easier.
How to find the perfect home
Buying a home can be an exciting new adventure, and having the right guidance can make it easier. With so many homes available and so many factors to consider, you may not know what to look for. Put your worries to rest with these helpful tips for finding the perfect home so you can get started on your search today.
5 tips for millennial homebuyers
The millennial housing market is being shaped by a new kind of buyer. Here are five tips for millennial homebuyers who are just wading into the home buying pool.