The money side of homebuying

Learn more about home loans and making your biggest purchase

In this lesson, we’ll focus on the money side of buying a home: getting a home loan. It’s valuable information you need to know because buying a home is probably one of the biggest purchases you’ll ever make.

An open mailbox with money falling out of it

Because houses have such a high price tag, almost everyone borrows some, if not most, of the money they need to buy one. So to make sure you’re well-prepared, we’ll give you the basic vocabulary of home loans, describe the steps in the lending process, and explain how lending decisions are made.

Click the Next button to learn some home vocabulary.