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Owning a Home: Tools and Resources for Homebuyers

August 17th, 2017 3:51 AM by Jackie A. Graves

Whether you’re just thinking about buying a home or about to close, we help you take control of the process.


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Choosing the right home loan is just as important as choosing the right home. Use our tools and resources to know what to expect—and what questions to ask—every step of the way.

Get started with our roadmap  or explore all our tools and resources below.


Before you make an offer on a home


1. Prepare to shop

Not sure how to get started, how much you can afford, or what to expect when buying and financing a home? Set yourself up for success with a little bit of preparation.

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Credit report checklist 

Spending tracker 


2. Explore loan choices

Once you have a pretty good idea of your priorities and budget, you're ready to start home shopping in earnest. Now is also the time to start exploring loan choices and meeting with lenders.

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Understand loan options

Explore interest rates 


After you make an offer on a home


3. Compare loan offers

Once you’ve found the right home, it’s time to find the right mortgage. Get official loan offers from lenders, compare your options, and choose the loan offer that's right for you.

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Explore interest rates

Loan Estimate explainer



4. Get ready to close

Once you've chosen a mortgage loan, it’s time to focus on the closing process. There will be lots of paperwork to submit and things to keep track of. We lay it out for you step by step.

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Closing checklist 

Closing Disclosure explainer

Guide to closing forms 


Courtesy of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - To view the original article click here

Posted by Jackie A. Graves on August 17th, 2017 3:51 AM


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