couple in new house

Looking for a House

You’re about to learn a lot about houses, mortgages, and yourself

Looking for a house is a journey of discovery. Before you even start looking, you need to get clear on what you want and need from a home. Outdoor space? Walkability? Great schools? (Spoiler alert: this is very similar to getting clear on what you want and need from your life.)

Then take a judgement-free look at your finances and figure out what you can afford. Carry all your new, amazing knowledge out into the world to find houses and mortgages that fit. Hit the streets, scour the apps, read the fine print. Every moment is a learning moment.

binder and pen
binder and pen

Wondering If You Are Ready

You’re interested in buying a home and curious where to start. How much should you save for a down payment? Do you need to build up your credit?  The key to understanding if you’re ready is first understanding things like:

  • The pros and cons of homeownership
  • How much home you can afford
  • Qualifying for a loan and taking control of your credit

So, are you ready to buy a house? Read on…

Wondering if you are ready
home for sale sign
home for sale sign

Looking at Listings

More than scrolling your favorite listings apps, actively looking at listings means getting a sense of what the houses cost, which neighborhoods are right for you and how to use “comps” (“comparables” in realtor lingo).  Consider things like:

  • Choosing a great real estate agent
  • Conducting a search that is both systematic and fun
  • Comparing different types of homes

Take your real estate listing search to the next level.

Listings and more

Searching for a Lender

Ready to research rates and lenders? There are many options out there and you’ll benefit from making sure you know all the possibilities. You’ll want to find a lender you trust and a mortgage that matches your goals. Learn:

  • How to compare and contrast different types of loans
  • Getting qualified for a loan (and what to expect)
  • Shopping for a loan knowing the terms that work for you

Get more guidance on finding the right lender

Dive into research mode