PRE-PURCHASE PLANNINGBuying a home is most likely the single biggest purchase you will make in your lifetime. In today’s information-rich landscape, consumers have access to a wealth of data and insights. Leverage the many available on-line tools and databases to help understand your options – from financing to budgeting to neighborhoods.
1. Mortgage Calculator
2. Rent vs. Buy Calculator
3. Homes.com Neighborhood Information
EVALUATE FINANCESBefore buying a home, you need to get your financial house in order! Here are five steps you need to take when preparing to buy your first home: doing the math, knowing your credit score, knowing the down payment, closing costs and more. Watch this video to learn more. How Do I Determine What Homes I can Afford?
SHOPPING FOR THE PERFECT HOUSEWhether or not you have a detailed plan of attack or are casually interested in home buying, the first step for many home buyers is to search online.