Before you go house shopping

Your coaches explain what to do before you shop for a house.

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If you’ve decided you’re ready to buy a home, there are some important steps you need to take before you go house shopping: make a game plan, evaluate how much you can pay, choose a lender, and get preapproved for a loan. Image Description
That’s right. The process of homebuying is made much easier if you shop for a mortgage first, and then shop for a house. Image Description
In addition to reviewing this lesson, we strongly recommend you take a look at the next two: The Homebuying Process and Getting a Mortgage. Image Description
Also, consider taking a class for first-time homebuyers. Many lenders, realtors, and homebuilders sponsor them. Check your local newspaper or search on the Web to find a class near you. Image Description
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Before you go house shopping Make a game plan Evaluate how much you can pay Choose a lender the smart way Potential warning signs to watch for Get preapproved