Are you a first-time home buyer? Or maybe it has been a while since you’ve bought a home. The process does not have to be stressful. Being prepared, organized and knowing next steps will help. LearnVest has a great checklist for those looking towards home ownership.
STEP ONE: Before you even contact and Agent and start looking at properties, know what you can actually afford. You will need a loan pre-approval first (from a bank/lender showing your max purchase price, type of loan, etc.).