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

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  • 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
  • Step One
  • Set Yourself Up for Success
  • Figure Out What You Can Afford

Explore Homebuyer Programs

If you need a little extra help in getting over the homebuying hump, check out the myriad “homebuyer helper” programs available through federal, state and local government departments. Offerings like Wells Fargo’s homeownership grant program, for example, provide financial resources to local nonprofit housing organizations to create sustainable homeownership opportunities for low- to moderate-income people.