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