Home Buyer’s Guide

Finding a Home

Most of us pass by hundreds or even thousands of homes every day, so one might suppose that finding your own should be the work of a minute. Truth is, finding the home that works for you, that falls within your price range, and that doesn’t have someone else already wanting to live there can be a long and difficult process.

Finding a Home

Getting Money

For most people, their home is the biggest purchase they’ll ever make. It’s also something we all have to have, so folks have come up with lots of ways to make large sums of money available to regular people. But hundreds of thousands of dollars never come without strings attached, or hoops that you’ll have to jump through.

Getting Money

The Transaction

Most things you buy take a couple of seconds to change hands. When you buy something as big as a house, a lot of things need to be in place to ensure that nobody gets any nasty surprises. “Closing” on a house involves many steps to make sure the seller is really getting the money and the buyer is really getting the house.

The Transaction

Home Ownership

Now that you’ve got a place to call your own, there’s a whole mess of things you are going to need to know–and do–to protect your investment and keep livin’ the dream. After all, that was a big purchase you just made; you need to keep it in ship shape, protect it against the unforeseen, and get the bank off your back as quickly as you can!

Home Ownership