Step 1: Start Your Research Early

Step 2: Determine How Much House You Can Afford


Step 3: Get Prequalified and Preapproved for credit for Your Mortgage

Step 4: Find the Right Real Estate Agent

Step 5: Shop for Your Home and Make an Offer


Step 6: Get a Home Inspection


Step 7: Work with a Mortgage Banker to Select Your Loan


Step 8: Have the Home Appraised

Step 9: Coordinate the Paperwork

Step 10: Close the Sale