Finding your home

An introduction to the homebuying process.

There are lots of steps involved in buying a home. But understanding the basics of the homebuying process can make it go smoothly. In this lesson, we’ll explain how you can work together with a real estate agent to buy the home you want.

A family outside a home that has a sold sticker over the “for sale” sign.

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Before you begin house shopping, there are several steps we suggest you take: attend a class for first-time homebuyers, evaluate what you’re looking for and how much you can pay, and get preapproved for a loan. To learn more, see the lesson Before you shop for a house.

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