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How do I buy my first home?



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While the steps to buy a first home depend on many factors, there are some general steps you can follow:

  1. Save for a down payment
  2. Make sure your credit report is in good shape
  3. Get pre-approval for a mortgage
  4. Shop around and look at a variety of properties
  5. Get financing arrangements in writing
  6. Check all the documents carefully, with the help of a lawyer

Learn about planning to buy a home, saving for a down payment, government help for first-time home buyers, how mortgages work, and other key information to consider when buying real estate.

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