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You’ve made the brave decision to enter the real estate market and purchase your own home. Congratulations! Buying a home is a huge milestone. Now that you’re ready to take the plunge, we wanted to provide you with some tips and tricks to make sure you have the best experience possible. Read on for our top advice for new homebuyers.

Get Pre-Approved for Your Mortgage

The process of getting pre-approved for a mortgage loan will give you an idea of your purchasing power and help you identify your budget range. When meeting with lenders, don’t be afraid to shop around for the best terms and interest rates. It’s also important to remember that pre-approval is not binding — the lender has not officially said yes yet — so keep that in mind when making offers on homes.


Know What You Need and What You Want