Most people don’t buy a home every day — it’s a once-or-twice-a-decade activity for many of us as opposed to a day-in-day-out activity.

So when you start getting serious about buying, whether it’s your first home or your fourth, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed pretty quickly. Some parts of the process like searching for a home have recently become more accessible through technology, but when every buyer has access to the same technology and resources, it’s tough to stand out in a crowd of showing, bids and contracts.

And there’s a lot more to the journey than just finding the home: You need to figure out financing, negotiate on price and possibly request repairs or make concessions, get the home appraised and inspected, and make sure all the i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed by the time you sit down at the closing table to sign your name on a stack of paperwork. 

Looking for information on where to Start? Explore some of the articles below


How to find exactly what you want, and how to work with the experts who’ll help you get it . Read 

With this super-simple breakdown of loan types, you won’t get overwhelmed — you’ll find the right mortgage. Read 

These 10 money- and time-saving steps can help you craft a winning bid. Read 


Before you put your home up for sale, understand how the right comparable sales help you and your agent find the perfect price. Read  

Working to get your home ship-shape for showings will increase its value and shorten your sales time. Read 

Getting smart — about what to do, ask, and avoid — can move you ahead of the crowd. Read 

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