Buying a House
A home purchase will likely be your biggest ever. Whether it's your first home or your retirement home, we've got some great tips to help you save.

Examine Credit Reports & Credit Score

If you haven't done so already, the first step to buying a home occurs months before the shopping begins: working to improve your credit. Be sure to pull your credit report and identify areas to improve. Need help repairing your credit? Try our Credit Builder Program

If this is your first home purchase, or just a big step up, check out our Managing Money Resources to help you financially prepare for this long term financial commitment.

A Complete Guide: The Road to Homeownership

If you are considering homeownership, or want to make sure your next home purchase goes smoothly, it’s never too early to start planning. Though the process can feel long and overwhelming at times, it’s really nothing more than a series of practical steps. Download this PDF guide to show you the way. Download NowOpens in New Window

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Get More Home-Buying Resources

We’ve partnered with industry-leading BALANCE to provide you with free access to expertly-crafted financial education and resources to help with your fiscal matters. Check out the Home Buying Toolkit from BALANCE Opens in New Windowto better understand the steps to buying a home:

  • Examine Credit Reports & Credit Score
  • Shopping for a Home
  • Managing Your Money
  • Finding the Loan for You
  • Finish the Paperwork and Close the Deal