Just the facts

Go in as prepared as possible.

The better prepared you are, the smoother the entire process will go.

Do a little bit of research.

Take the time to figure out what
you want before you start looking.

Do what’s best for you.

You’re going to receive lots of advice - only you can decide what’s best for you.

Homebuying 101 Guide

Use our Homebuying 101 guide to help you from the moment you start the search to the day you move in.

01. Buying a house checklist

Your step-by-step checklist to guide you through the major homebuying milestones. Use these steps to prepare before jumping in.

02. Home mortgage financing documentation checklist

There can be a surprising amount of paperwork required to obtain a home loan. The better prepared you are with the documentation your lender needs, the faster and smoother the process will go. Get ready with our sample home mortgage documentation checklist.

03. Homebuilding process timeline

Steps to building a home: from laying the foundation to finishing touches.

04. The closing process

Closing is the final step in the homebuying process. All that’s left to do is sign the papers and hand over the down payment. Use our guide to better understand exactly what you need to bring to your closing appointment in order to get the keys to your new home.

05. Moving guide

Now that the homebuying process is complete, you can move into your brand-new home. Before you start packing, consult our step-by-step checklist that covers key steps in the moving process, so you can make it as stress-free as possible.