Home Buying 101

The Best Time to Buy a House

Is now a good time to buy? Evaluate the market conditions and your personal situation to determine the best time for you to make a home purchase.

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Saving for a Home

The down payment isn't the only upfront cost of buying a house. Read about other potential expenses and tips on saving for your next home.

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How to Find a House

From size to location and style, there are many dimensions to consider when shopping for a home. Ask yourself these questions to hone in on your perfect house.

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Working with a Real Estate Agent

Are you planning to work with a real estate agent? See why you should, what to look for, and tips on finding the right agent for you.

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Making an Offer on a House

Make your bid a winning one with these tips. Learn all about the offer process and the dos and don'ts when engaging in a bidding war.

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The Earnest Money Deposit

Show the seller you're serious with an earnest money deposit. Find out what it is, how much you should plan to spend, and what happens if the sale falls through.

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The Final Walk-Through

The final walk-through is more than a formality. See what you should be looking for and how to avoid complications on closing day.

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Closing Costs

Be prepared for closing costs with our budgeting guide. Learn what fees are negotiable, what's set in stone, and what should be a red flag.

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Real Estate Lawyer Responsibilities & Fees

Your real estate attorney is an important member of your homebuying team. Get an overview of how much lawyer fees typically cost and why it's worth the money.

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How to Withdraw a Real Estate Purchase Agreement

Need to rescind your offer? Find out what's commonly included in a real estate purchase agreement and how to back out the right way.

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