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First-time home buyers advice and tools

What you need to know about buying your first home

Feeling good about buying your first home is all about confidence. Get the knowledge and confidence you need by exploring how to do your research, choose the right mortgage, find your dream home, and close the deal.

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Buying your first home is one of the biggest purchases you’ll ever make. How much can you afford? What can you expect from your first mortgage? Here’s what you need to know.

How much mortgage can you afford?

Are you ready to own a home?

Understanding every step of getting a mortgage

Should you work with a mortgage broker, a bank or a credit union?

Mortgage calculators

5 things you need to know about getting a mortgage if you're self-employed

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Close on a home and finalize your mortgage


You found a home! What happens now? Here’s what you need to know.

Additional costs of buying a home

Finalizing your mortgage

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