First-time Buyer ABC's

As a first-time buyer, you have a lot of questions. There is terminology you don't understand. And there are expenses you need to anticipate. Here are some explanations of just that, to help you on your way to homeownership.

First, what costs should you expect? After you have become "pre-approved" for a mortgage, you will know how much you can spend (aka your "budget"). Pre-approval is done by the bank or lender who will be writing your mortgage. It is accessed by your: credit history, assets, employment history, and financial status. And it guarantees you a loan.

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