Home Buying Step-by-Step

  • Walk through the home buying process step-by-step.
  • Obtain professional and practical information.
  • Use the handy tips, charts, graphs, and links.

Step 1 »

Determining Your Housing Requirements

Helpful information to assist you in determining your precise requirements in a home and for choosing your desired location.

Step 2 »

Understanding Your Local Housing Market

Everything that happens in the housing market can have an impact on your home purchase. We help you track trends in mortgage rates, local housing prices and other key indicators to assist you in determining the best time to buy.

Step 3 »

Calculate Your Costs

Can you afford the type of home you have chosen?

Step 4 »

Choosing Your Team

There are a lot of people involved when you buy a home. Here’s a guide to who they are and what they do. We provide work sheets to help you choose the right people to meet your home buying needs.

Step 5 »

Arranging Your Mortgage

How do you get the best mortgage for you and at the best rates? Learn more about the range of mortgage options before you make your final decision.

Step 6 »

Preparing an Offer

Before making your final offer, find out what to include in your Offer to Purchase and what to expect once an offer has been made.

Step 7 »

Closing the Deal and Moving

There are many small steps when it’s time to close the deal. Here’s information to help make sure nothing falls through the cracks. Also, tips to make moving day a smooth experience.

Glossary »

Simple jargon-free home buying definitions.


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