Buying a Home

Our Home Buying Guide will walk you through the process, step by step, in chronological order. You’ll never have to wonder what’s going to happen next in your home buying journey. Start from the top, or jump in wherever you are in the process.

  1. 1

    Starting Out as a Home Buyer

  2. 2

    Getting Pre-Approved

  3. 3

    Finding a Lender

  4. 4

    Out-Of-Pocket Costs

  5. 5

    Mortgage 101: The Basics + Definitions

  6. 6

    Which Type of Mortgage is Best for Me?

  7. 7

    Hiring a Real Estate Agent

  8. 8

    How To Find the Right Home

  9. 9

    Types of Homes

  10. 10

    Making an Offer

  11. 11

    Requesting A Home Inspection

  12. 12

    Getting a Mortgage Rate & Locking In

  13. 13

    Submitting Remaining Application Items to the Lender

  14. 14

    Ordering The Appraisal

  15. 15

    The Next Step: Mortgage Processing

  16. 16

    "Closing" On My Home

  17. 17

    After Signing your Final Loan Documents

  18. 18

    Getting Keys, Moving In

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