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Buying A Home: How Do I Get Started?

So you want to buy a home?Congratulations on starting on your path to home ownership!

We will discuss what to expect during the home purchase process, why you should hire a Realtor®, and some common pitfalls that hurt many buyers and sellers. Then, are you getting ready to apply for a home mortgage but don't know where to start? In a nutshell, you will want to pay down your debts to a manageable level, raise your credit score to a 580 minimum, and save toward down payment or closing costs (depending upon eligibility for 100% financing or down payment assistance). Below are a few items and some information you will want to gather now in preparation to applying for a home mortgage. 

Let's get started...

#1     The Home Purchase Process: Your Roadmap to Home Ownership

#2     Why Should I Own A Home?

#3     Ten Reasons you should Hire a Realtor

#4     Common First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes

#5     The "10 Commandments" of Buying a Home

#6     10 Questions to Ask Your Lender

#7     Lender Checklist: What You May Need for a Mortgage

#8     My Credit Score is Too Low

#9     I'm Pre-Approved, What's Next?

#10   How To Search for Properties Online

#11    How to Read Online Property Details (listings)

#12    Types of Home Sales

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