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Navigating the home-buying process can be tricky – especially if you’ve never done it before. The resources in this section will guide first-time homebuyers through the experience by tackling loan types, cost considerations, required documentation, contract terms, and more.

Preparation is Key: Your Ultimate Checklist of Mortgage Application Documents

Preparation is Key: Your Ultimate Checklist of Mortgage Application Documents

From pre-approval to the loan application, you’ll become intimately familiar with paperwork during the mortgage process.

The 10 “Best” Home Mortgage Brokers in Boston, MA for 2022

The 10 “Best” Home Mortgage Brokers in Boston, MA for 2022

With so many Massachusetts mortgage lenders, and 17,000+ options across the country, here are the top 10 mortgage lenders by volume in Massachusetts.

How Much Does It Cost to Buy a House?

How Much Does It Cost to Buy a House?

Understand the true costs of buying a home with Own Up's comprehensive guide. Uncover the various expenses involved, from down payments to closing costs, and prepare for your home ...

Preparation is Key: Your Ultimate Checklist of Mortgage Application Documents

From pre-approval to the loan application, you’ll become intimately familiar with paperwork during the mortgage process.

The 10 “Best” Home Mortgage Brokers in Boston, MA for 2022

With so many Massachusetts mortgage lenders, and 17,000+ options across the country, here are the top 10 mortgage lenders by volume in Massachusetts.

How Much Does It Cost to Buy a House?

Understand the true costs of buying a home with Own Up's comprehensive guide. Uncover the various expenses involved, from down payments to closing costs, and prepare for your home buying journey.

How Old Do You Have to Be to Buy A House?

Once people pass 18, the reality is that age is just a number. Your income, savings, maturity and life situation matter much more. The same goes for buying a house.

3 Real Estate Agents Separate 8 Homebuying Myths from Truths

We spoke with three influential agents to demystify some of the myths and truths about buying a home in the Boston area.

Step-by-Step Guide: How to Buy a House for the First Time

Buying a home for the first time can be hard. Read this step by step guide to save time and money.

How Lenders Evaluate Occupancy Types

This Own Up Resource Center article explains the different home occupancy types and how they may affect your loan.

Mortgage Preapproval

A mortgage preapproval makes you attractive to sellers. Read this post to learn what you need to do to get preapproved.

What's the Best Loan for a First-Time Home Buyer?

Hint: It’s not always the first loan available.

How to Finance Your First Home Purchase

You’ve decided to take the plunge into homeownership, but how do you fund it?


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