Owning a Home

Buying my first home

Be confident that your decision to become a homeowner is the right one

About Buying my first home

Few financial decisions are more important, more exciting or more unnerving than the purchase of your first home. It’s never too early to start learning what it will take to make your dream of homeownership a reality. We’ll walk you through the decisions and calculations involved in the planning stage, help you separate needs from wants at the home hunting stage, and help steady your nerves when it comes time to make an offer.

Who it’s for

  • You’ve decided to buy a home
  • You’re thinking about it, but aren’t sure

How it can help

  • Approach home ownership fully aware and fully prepared
  • Figure out what you can afford and what you’ll need for a down payment
  • Launch into house hunting with a “must-have” list, and stick to it

What you’ll learn

  • How to choose the right mortgage for you
  • How to work with Realtors, lawyers and home inspectors
  • How to make an offer, negotiate the best terms and close the deal