Must-dos for homebuyers
In the market for a home to call your own? You'll want to watch this handy checklist of important things to do first.
For starters? Get your credit score and make sure it's accurate. The better your credit score the lower, in general, your ultimate payments will be. Figure out how much home you can afford (your mortgage payments should be, conservatively speaking, no more than 28% of your gross monthly income), and get pre-approval from a lender.
Watch this video to get the complete checklist.
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