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Buy a Home: Step-by-Step

We all know that buying a home isn’t the same as shopping for a jacket and paying for it by whipping out your debit card. But does it have to be so hard? Actually, no, it doesn’t. Not that it’s super easy to find and buy a home, but you’ll skip a lot of headaches (or a huge financial mistake!) if you know how to get the right advice along the way. Because, really, buying a home is about having the right relationships. This guide helps ensure that — so your dream of buying a home suddenly becomes very real.

See All Steps to Buying a Home

Buying a home is complicated. Follow this complete guide to get the right advice each step of the way. See the full Spotlight

Find an Agent & View Homes

Emotions run high when house-hunting. You need an agent you trust to keep you sane. See the full Spotlight

Get Home Financing

Costly mistakes happen during this step. Be super-picky about who your lender is. See the full Spotlight

Make an Offer & Negotiate

This is the pins-and-needles stage. It’s when your agent can help the most. See the full Spotlight

Prepare for Closing

Things are getting real! Look to your lender to guide you through the paperwork.

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