Money Monday: Your 10-Step Plan for Buying a Home

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  • Step One
  • Set Yourself Up for Success
  • Figure Out What You Can Afford
  • Make Wise Financial Choices
  • Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage
  • Explore Homebuyer Programs
  • Find a Reputable Realtor
  • Review the Selection
  • Order a Home Inspection
  • See Things Through to the End
  • Take Your Seat at the Closing Table

What Every Consumer Should Know

If this is the year that you will make the leap from renter to homeowner, we have good news for you. Homeowners who have successfully navigated the process have carved a clear path that you can use to get from Point A to Point B. Here are 10 steps that every consumer should take before and during the home-buying process. — Bridget McCrea

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