Home-Buying Basics

Finding the right lender and real estate agent for you

Meet two experts who can make your home-buying experience a lot easier: your lender and your agent.

Guide to choosing a home you’ll love

Balancing your priorities will make it easier to create your home-shopping wish list.

What are closing costs?

Many home buyers are surprised by the fees and expenses they're expected to pay at closing. You don't have to be one of them.

Can you buy a house with bad credit?

Don't assume a less-than-perfect credit history will prevent you from getting a home loan.

Home-buying: 10 steps to success

Not sure what to expect from the home-buying process? This overview will help you prepare for your journey to homeownership.

5 financial mistakes to avoid while home shopping

While you're checking out open houses and choosing paint colors, watch out for these money missteps.

Mortgage pre-approval checklist

For a smooth and easy pre-approval process, be sure to gather this information before you set out to get a home loan.