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

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  • 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
  • Make Wise Financial Choices
  • Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage
  • Explore Homebuyer Programs

See Things Through to the End

Don’t stop the wheels just because you signed a purchase contract and ordered a home inspection. Keep in regular touch with your Realtor, lender, attorney, insurance agent and/or anyone else who is involved with the sale. By taking this proactive stance – and not just assuming that the professionals have it under control – you’ll be able to avoid last-minute surprises at the closing table. (Photo: GettyImages)