Buying a home | Homebuying 101
Start your homebuying journey with confidence
How to prequalify 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.
Ways to get assistance with your down payment
If you dream of owning a house but can’t afford the down payment needed to get a home loan, you’ll be happy to know there are state and local assistance programs to help make homeownership a reality for you. A large number of grants and loans are available to help cover down payments and closing costs for first-time homebuyers across the country. Learn more about them as you take your first steps in the exciting journey to homeownership.
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.
How buying a house changes your life
Buying your first home is an exhilarating experience. Learn about the responsibilities and benefits of owning a home.
How to buy a house without a realtor
A real estate agent can make home buying easier, but you can handle the duties yourself. Learn how to buy a house without a realtor.
Buying another home
Get real advice about buying a second home; whether it is an investment property, vacation home, or homes to fit your changing needs. Tips for buying another house.
7 Dealbreakers when buying a home
Deal breakers happen. Learn 7 deal breakers that can stop your home deal.
Questions to ask your mortgage lender when buying a house
When it comes to buying a house, you’ll be looking for a lot of answers. Here are some questions to ask a mortgage lender.
How home inspections work
A home inspection is a vital part of the homebuying process. Understand why you need one, how they work and what to expect.