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BUYER'S GUIDE

Buying a home doesn't have to be confusing.

Buying a home is a huge step, and there's a lot to learn along the way. This may help you be prepared and excited about your new home. Here you'll find tips, tools and further reading on whatever you might be wondering, wherever you are in the process.

Home Buying Basics

Affording A

Home

Pre-Approval

Process

Making A

Purchase

Buying A

Second Home

Looking To

Relocate

Home-Buyers Tools & Resources

Home loan application checklist

Yes there's going to be some paperwork when you apply for a home loan, but it's not that tricky with a little help. Here's a simple checklist of the things you might be expected to provide.

Check out the checklist >

What kind of payments to expect

If you've found the property you want and have price in mind, get an idea of what kind of monthly payment to expect. Just plug in the home price, down payment and interest rate.

Mortgage payment calculator >

The basics of borrowing

If you've never taken out a mortgage before, it can seem overly complicated and intimidating. Here is a breakdown of the nitty gritty financial details for you. Learn about loan types, the difference between pre-approved and pre-qualified and the meaning behind everything from APR to rate lock and closing costs.

Check out Mortgage 101 >

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