Key takeaway

The homebuying process is more than just picking out your first home. Learning about the other steps such as analyzing your finances, learning about mortgage product options and programs, and getting organized may help you feel more confident as you go through the process.

Buying a home can seem complicated, but it becomes easier to understand if you learn the terminology and the key steps. Here, we break it down into five main areas to explore as you prepare for your journey.

You’ll find more detail on these steps throughout the My FirstHome® experience. Along the way, make sure to use resources available to you — including getting help from your real estate agent and a home mortgage consultant. They can help you make progress toward achieving your goals.

Key steps in the homebuying process

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