Hire a Showcase agent
Save and build credit early
Keep extra charges in mind
Figure out which mortgage is right for you
Get a preapproval letter
A preapproval letter can be obtained from a lender and confirms how much they will be willing to lend you based on your hard financial data. Having one of these in hand will not only give you peace of mind about getting a loan, but will also let sellers know that you mean business and are serious about buying a home. Learn more about getting Preapproved and Prequalified.
Stay below your budget ceiling
Know what you want
Make a strong offer—but avoid a bidding war
Buy homeowner’s insurance
Read more in our comprehensive Guide for First-Time Homebuyers in Marion County.