Buying a Home
Whether you’re a first-time buyer or an experienced homeowner, buying a new home can be an exciting—but sometimes overwhelming—process.
Fannie Mae Homepath Homeownership Resources
Buying a home may be a great option and a good long-term investment, but only if you’re ready for the financial commitment and responsibility of home ownership. Buying a house is the largest financial investment you will probably make, so you want to make sure you’ve done your homework and are prepared to take that next step.
Before you start your search, it's important to get organized and do your homework!.
Qualify for a Mortgage
One of the most important steps in buying a home is getting financing. Before you even start searching for your dream home, you should talk to a lender and determine what you can afford and learn about what types of loans are available
Find a Home
Looking for a home to buy is very different than looking for a home to rent. There are multiple ways to find your new home.
Close on Your Home
You’ve found your dream home, your offer has been accepted, the financing is in place, and the inspection is complete. Now, there’s just one more key step in the process—closing!
Be a Responsible Homeowner
Buying a home is a big commitment. And after you’ve closed on your new home, the responsibilities of homeownership are really just beginning