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First Home Loan

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.

Home Ready Home Possible

Home Ready Home Possible

Read more for everything you need to know about the home ready home possible program.

Do You Need a Realtor to Buy a House?

Do You Need a Realtor to Buy a House?

Buying a house without a real estate agent could save you money but it has drawbacks. See if the pros outweigh the cons.

9 Housing Scams to Avoid

9 Housing Scams to Avoid

Your house is likely your biggest investment and the one you work hard to maintain, improve and protect. Here are nine housing scams you should avoid.

Home Ready Home Possible

Read more for everything you need to know about the home ready home possible program.

Do You Need a Realtor to Buy a House?

Buying a house without a real estate agent could save you money but it has drawbacks. See if the pros outweigh the cons.

9 Housing Scams to Avoid

Your house is likely your biggest investment and the one you work hard to maintain, improve and protect. Here are nine housing scams you should avoid.

7 Reasons Only 1 in 4 Homebuyers Shop for a Mortgage

77% of homebuyers apply with only one mortgage lender. Here's why that's not a good idea, and what you can do instead.

5 Signs You're Ready to Be A Homeowner

How do you know if you are ready to buy a house? Here are five signs.

Employment History for Mortgage Lenders: How Your Job History Affects Your Ability to Get a Home Loan

Your employment history plays a big role in your ability to get a home loan. Here are the requirements you need to know.

Down Payment 101

You don't have to put down 20% for a house. Here's a list of programs and loans for help with a down payment.

7 Steps to Picking the Right Real Estate Agent

Here are seven things buyers and sellers should do to ensure they are matched with the right real estate agent.

Why 3 Out Of 4 Homebuyers Don't Shop For A Mortgage

Comparison shopping mortgages creates challenges but can save you $20,000+. Learn how to easily shop for mortgages.

How Lenders Consider Additional Properties

If you own additional properties to the one you are buying or refinancing, there's some important implications for how your lender will qualify your loan.


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