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First-time home buyer information & resources

We’re here to help at every step

Get prequalified

Let's get you into your first home

Give yourself time when buying your first home. Take advantage of our helpful tips and learn what to expect for every step in your journey to homeownership.

Finding a home

Finding a home

Choosing your new home also means choosing a team to help get you there, plus finding the right neighborhood and making the right offer.

Mortgage options

Mortgage options

From conventional to VA loans, fixed-rate or adjustable-rate, you’ll find plenty of home loan choices that help meet your budget and your financial goals.

Getting the keys

Getting the keys

Once the seller has accepted your offer, there are a few final steps as part of the closing process to get you to closing day.

We help make homeownership possible

You may qualify for a home loan with as little as 3% down.

Empower yourself with the tools we provide

Mortgage calculator

Get a detailed breakdown of monthly home loan costs for any size loan including jumbo, refinances and cash-out loans, too.

Affordability calculator

How much home can you afford? Enter your information to help determine your homebuying budget.

A few words from recent customers

“I am 100% satisfied with the online process and agent interactions. The online tools made this a great experience

and the interaction with Chase agents was incredible.”

— Carlos S., IL, Chase Home Lending customer

Take the first step and get prequalified

Ready to apply?

Ready to apply?

Helpful homebuying articles and videos

As a first-time homebuyer, you may have more questions about your home search, what you can afford and more. Use these links to find answers, or feel free to contact a Chase Home Lending Advisor. We’re always happy to help

Terms to know

Terms to know

 As you move through closing, you'll come across some financial terms related to your loan. This video breaks down those terms to give you a better understanding of how your loan and mortgage payments will work.

How to prequalify for a mortgage

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.

How to lower your down payment

How to lower your down payment

While a hefty down payment can be helpful, there are many loans available that allow you to buy a home with no or a low down payment.

10 tips for first-time homebuyers

10 tips for first-time homebuyers

Buying a home for the first time is a new experience. Read our top 10 first-time homebuyer tips to help guide you through the process.

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