Home Buying Guide
Buying a home – especially if it’s your first – should be an exciting experience. For so many, however, the process is confusing, filled with jargon and legalese.
RealEstate.com’s Home Buying Guide is your answer to all of that: a concise guide on the home buying process, from start to finish. More
How do I get a mortgage loan and how do I know if I’m getting the best rate possible? What’s an escrow? How do I find a real estate agent? The home buying process, especially if you’re new to it, seems to be filled with one question after another. Luckily, the experts at RealEstate.com have all the answers.
The Home Buying Guide walks you through the process, from start to finish; answering questions you may not have even considered. Some of these include advice on how to know if it’s the right time to buy a house; how much of a down payment you’ll need; the various types of loan products and what it takes to qualify for the lowest rates.
Interested in a government-backed mortgage loan? We answer your questions about Veteran’s Administration loans, U.S. Department of Agriculture mortgages and FHA programs for homebuyers. We’ll even give you some tips on fixing your credit to increase the all-important FICO score.
Not just a book for newbies, The Home Buying Guide offers advice for seasoned homebuyers as well: an explanation of bridge loans that help fill the gap between selling your current home and purchasing the new one; how to get a new mortgage if you’re self-employed and how to structure the offer to purchase.
You’ve no doubt heard that purchasing a home may just be the single largest investment you make in your lifetime. Would you make a huge investment in the stock market without reading a prospectus and researching the stock down to the last detail? Of course not, so consider RealEstate.com’s Home Buying Guide your prospectus for the American Dream.