Becoming a First-Time Homeowner

Buying your first home is a big milestone. Here's how to make it an exciting journey.


Save for a Down Payment

Build your savings to cover a 20% down payment and closing costs.


Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

Talk to lenders to get pre-qualified and get financing for your home purchase.


Find the Perfect Place

Search listings and tour homes that match your space, location and budget needs.

Submit an offer with the help of your real estate agent once you find the one.


Make an Offer

Do one last tour right before closing to ensure all is in order.


Do Your Final Walk-Through

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