Homebuying 101

Use our Homebuying 101 guide to help you with everything from the moment you conduct your initial search to the day you move in.

Just the facts
Go in as prepared as possible.

The better prepared you are, the smoother the entire process will go.

Do a little bit of research.

Take the time to figure out what you want before you start looking.

Do what’s best for you.

You’re going to receive lots of advice—only you can decide what’s best for you.

Where Do I Start?

Not sure where to start in your home search? Here are four things to consider as you begin house hunting.

Start Your Search


Defining Your Dream Home

As you determine your new home must-haves, we’ll help you create a wish list that you can check off along the way.

Get Inspired


House-Hunting Tips

Become a savvy home shopper with these simple tests you can do yourself in any new home.

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7 Steps to Financing Your New Home

Feel prepared and confident from house hunting to closing with these simple steps.

Learn About Financing


The Closing Process

Months of searching and planning are finally coming to an end. We can help prepare you for this final stretch of the process.

Prepare for Closing


Moving Guide

With documents and keys in hand, it’s time to move. Follow these steps to make moving a breeze.

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