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Buy a Home
A Step-by-Step Guide

The Home Buyer’s Information Center is your complete guide to how to buy a home. In the 150 200+ pages on this site, you will find hundreds of articles devoted to all aspects of buying a home.

1. Have a timeline to buy a home   

How to be prepared. Know what needs to be accomplished and when it needs to be done.

2. Make financial preparations 

Preparing yourself financially for buying a home is one of your most important steps. Make a budget.

3. Have a checklist to buy a home 

If you have a checklist, you will be able to familiarize yourself with all the aspects of buying a home.

4. Be mortgage smart  

Know your options, how to prepare and how to find the mortgage that is right for you.

5. Offersnegotiationscontracts
Prepare yourself for this crucial part of the process when you buy a home. Your money is involved here, so be aware!

6. Home inspections
After your contract has been accepted, have the home checked by a whole house inspection.

7. Insurance
Get familiar with the insurances that are involved with your home purchase.

8. Moving preparations
Getting things in order for the move to the new home.

9.Closing and settlement
Preparing for smooth and efficient closings and settlements.