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First-Time Homebuyer's Basics

10 Steps to Home Ownership

?  Step 1: Are You Ready?

?  Step 2: Get a REALTOR

?  Step 3: Get Loan Pre-approval

?  Step 4: Look at Homes

?  Step 5: Choose a Home

?  Step 6: Get Funding

?  Step 7: Make an Offer

?  Step 8: Get Insurance

?  Step 9: Closing

?  Step 10: What's Next?

Buyer's Basics

?  A Short Guide to Real Estate Lingo and Acronyms

?  Calculate Your Income vs. Debt

?  Costs Associated with a Home Loan

?  Don't Forget Your Pre-Approval Letter

?  Goodbye Inspection, Hello Trouble

?  Hiring a Home Inspector

?  Home Buying for Young People: Plan Ahead

?  Home Sweet Home: Shelter from Taxes

?  House-Hunting Tips

?  How a REALTOR Can Help

?  How Much Do I Have to Save to Buy a Home?

?  How to Choose a Home

?  How to Choose a Neighborhood

?  How to Choose a REALTOR

?  How to Get a Mortgage

?  How to Win the Bidding Wars

?  Making the Transition from Renting to Buying

?  Mortgage Basics

?  Negotiating to Yes

?  Take Charge When Buying a Home

?  Tax Benefits of Home Ownership Are Almost Too Good to Be True

?  Terms and Conditions

?  The Basics of Making an Offer

?  The Bottom Line on Contract Negotiation

?  Understand Your Credit

?  Wait! Are You Buying the Right House?

?  What a REALTOR Can Do for You

?  What Are My Mortgage Options?

?  What Is Escrow?

?  Why Use a REALTOR?

 

 

Smart Home Financing
The web offers ample resources to build your financial skills and guide you through the home financing process. Learn what you need to know about lending and mortgages before you buy.

 

Guide to Buying vs. Renting
The guide contains statistics and studies on home owners and renters as well as financing options and tips.

 

Protect Yourself

Protect Your Home
Concerned about your existing mortgage? Learn what you can do to protect your home. 

Pitfalls Buyers and Sellers Face After Contract-Signing
Your home may be your largest investment, and REALTORS? are experts in protecting your interest.