Buying a Home

One of the biggest decisions you will ever make is purchasing a home.

However, it's a decision you should consider carefully because owning a home has substantial long-term financial implications.

We help you walk through the entire homebuying process, from understanding home buying jargon, finding a mortgage lender, to closing and moving into your first home.


Becoming a homeowner is a major milestone

You'll be well-prepared to make the move to owning a property if you set up
your finances and allow your budget direct your hunt for that dream home.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much should I save before buying a house?
What questions should you ask when buying a home?
What is the first step in buying a home?
What costs are involved in buying your first home?
What are the tax deductions associated with buying your first home?
Should you offer less than the asking price?
What is an FHA Loan?
When is the appraisal done when buying a home?
Is buying a house a good investment?

When Buying Your
First Home:

When determining how much house you can afford, it's important to take into consideration the total cost of a property, which includes a number of ongoing expenses. For example:

  • Down payment:  Your mortgage will be smaller and your interest payments will be lower the more money you put down.

  • Property taxes: -find out the property tax rate in the local area and look into local real estate trends. If you’re moving into an up-and-coming neighborhood, your taxes may go up as property values increase.

  • Maintenance: Particularly for older or larger homes, maintenance costs may mount up rapidly. In order to include a buffer into your budget, consider how much it will cost to maintain a yard or replace outdated plumbing and fixtures.