Guide for First-Time Homebuyers

Buying your first house is an exciting new experience, but it also might seem overwhelming and complicated, too. Our articles and resources are designed to empower you with the knowledge you need to confidently achieve your goal of homeownership.

Homebuying 101: Preparation

As a first-time homebuyer, you probably have lots of questions, and might not know where to begin. These articles will equip you with all the basic knowledge you need to put your plans into action.  

Before You Apply for a Mortgage

Let us demystify the world of mortgages for you. Once you’ve explored these articles and resources, you’ll have the know-how to move ahead with getting your first mortgage.  

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Preparing for Closing on Your Home

You’re almost there! Closing on your home is the final stage when you sign on the dotted line (many times!) and take ownership of your home. These resources will help you know what to expect and get fully prepared before closing day arrives.