How to create your homebuying wish list

During the excitement of shopping for and buying a home, it’s important to have your priorities clearly organized. This will help you and your agent find promising homes, narrow down the options and choose the one that’s right for you. To help you do this, we’ve created a template for a homebuying wish list! You ...

What’s in a real estate contract?

Buying or selling a home is a big decision, and a lot of work goes into making sure it happens just right. A big part of that is creating a legal framework to ensure the buyer and seller agree on the particulars of the transaction. That’s why any time a home is sold, a contract ...

How much cash do you need to buy a home?

Upfront costs are one of the biggest barriers to buying a home. Many people believe they need tens of thousands of dollars to make a purchase when much more affordable options may exist. Here’s an idea of just how much money you need to buy a home.

Is your credit ready for buying a home?

When you apply for a mortgage, your qualifications will be reviewed, and your credit will have a significant impact on what interest rates and loan products will be available to you. The stronger your credit, the better chance you have at qualifying for a great interest rate and more loan options. Because of this, your ...

What’s your homebuying budget?

Buying a home is one of the most exciting steps you can take in life, and that’s why it’s important to prepare yourself as early as possible! Being financially ready to buy a home includes knowing your home shopping budget and your homeownership budget. Here’s how to find out how much home you can afford.

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