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LOOKING TO BUY?

Are you ready to buy your first home?  It's a hard question, but every prospective homebuyer should to take this decision seriously. The following resources from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and NeighborWorks America can help you better understand credit ratings and the homebuying process.

ARE YOUR FINANCES IN ORDER?

If you're planning to purchase a home, good money management is an important first step. Check out this link for information that will put you on the path to a sustainable financial future:

WHAT CAN YOU AFFORD?

Before you shop for your dream home, you must first determine how much home you can afford. Realtor.com offers easy-to-use tools which allow you to analyze several factors such as debt, taxes and mortgage rates.

GET A HOME INSPECTION!

Buying a home is one of the most important purchases you will make in your lifetime, so be sure the home you want is in good condition. Read why before you buy, you should always get a home inspection.

Helpful Videos

Our friends at HUD and NeigbhorWorks America put together some helpful videos for first-time homebuyers.

Prepurchase Counseling


HUD-approved housing counseling agencies throughout the country can provide advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures, and credit issues.

Glossary of Terms

Thinking about buying a home? Don't let all that confusing lender language scare you off! Learn the lingo of the finance world with this home buyer's dictionary from the National Association of Home Builders.

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