Buying a home | Homebuying 101
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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.
Primary, secondary and investment property: What are the differences?
Homeowners can get loans for primary, secondary, and investment properties. Discover the difference and which loans to apply for.
5 tips for millennial homebuyers
The millennial housing market is being shaped by a new kind of buyer who delays homeownership and is interested in smaller houses than their predecessors. Here are five tips for millennials who are just wading into the home buying pool.
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 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 common reasons the homebuying process moves slowly
When you've found a home you love and can't wait to call it yours, the homebuying process can seem like it moves at a snail's pace. It might take you a day to find your dream home but can often take up to 60 days to close. This waiting period isn't intended to drive you crazy. There are reasons it moves at the pace it does. Here are the top five.
How to buy a home before you're 30
For many millennials, buying a home before they're 30 seems like a pipe dream, but it doesn't have to be. Read on to find out how you can to turn your dream of owning a home into a reality.