1. These are great tips to remember. We are looking to buy a home in the next year or so. Super helpful information!

  2. I’m still solidly in the renting bucket of acquiring shelter, but someday i’ll consider buying a home. this is a useful article – particularly the list of documents to gather.

  3. shopping around is so important!! we made the mistake of not doing that with our first home and were only there for 2 years because it was everything we didn’t want in a home we kinda just jumped on the first thing we saw

  4. We bought a home twenty years ago, but now live in California. Its our dream to own a homw here, but the market is crazy right now. We have everything ready to go if we find a place. This is a great list of stePs to take before buying.


  6. Good tips. Getting pre-approved for a mortgage is imperative. you need to find out how much you can afford and it will save time once you find a home.

  7. Really Great tips!! I actually prepared myself with most of these including my credit report years ago when we bought our first house!

  8. Good tips, however, one thing, if you have small debts like medical bills, etc that may be on your credit report, speak with a mortgage lender before paying them off within month os purchasing. Once they are paid off, it does affect your score initially and sometimes not in a way that helps intially.

  9. Those are some solid tips. Being organized- and having this knowledge beforehand- makes the entire process easier and less stressful.

  10. Id never knew how much a credit score could effect you until I wanted to purchase my first home. My advice is to always be cautious of it!

  11. This is good advice.People can be overwhelmed by all the unexpected details, paperwork, etc., when it comes to buying a home.

  12. These are GREAt tips! i agree that shopping around is important because when you spend that kind of money you don’t want to settle for something you won’t be happy with.

  13. These tips are great!! I wish we had these when making the decisions on buying a home a few years ago.

  14. We own our home now, but we are looking again and it’s been 25 years since we purchased. Thanks for the information.

  15. I have a daughter who is going through this now, wish it was me, But as a mom, i’m super happy for her and her family, I can see its taking a bit, almost a year now, but she won’t settle for anything until it captures her heart and needs. Great information here and shared.

  16. This is good information. It has been decades that as fairly young people we had bought a property, and didn’t know the best way to go about it. Lessons don’t need to be learned the hard way, and you don’t want to have to spend more than you have to, either!

  17. These are good suggestions. I like that you bring up adding in all the other monthly expenses to see how you feel about how much it can actually cost on a regular basis, more than what you might think!

  18. These are all important tips to follow. The one that really was a big help to me was having all of my paperwork organized.

  19. I really appreciate you taking the time to write this post. I’m going to pin it to pinterest !
    This post is super helpful, you have things listed I hadn’t even thought of .
    This should be a must for anyone getting ready to house shop.

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