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.
Your guide to VA loan termite inspections
A termite inspection may be required when applying for a VA loan. Learn about the VA termite inspection process, the associated cost, and who pays for it.
Buying a house in a flood zone: 5 things to know
Buying a house in a flood zone may come with additional considerations. Before moving forward with your purchase, learn what this might mean for you.
Buying a condo vs. a house: Things to consider
A condo is part of a privately owned unit, while a house offers more real estate property. Learn more about a condo vs. a house when deciding what home to buy.
How to find rent-to-own homes
A rent-to-own home can be a starting point for potential homeowners uncertain about buying a home. Learn how to find a rent-to-own home and how they work.
Contingent vs. pending real estate: What’s the difference?
When it comes to contingent vs pending homes, both mean an offer has been accepted but neither means the sale is final. Learn how they are different here.
What is the average down payment on a house?
The average down payment on a house is lower than many Americans might think. Keep reading to see how much homebuyers actually put down to finance their homes.