Our goal with these pages is to
provide you with detailed information to help assist you in making an intelligent and informed
Buying a home can be one of your
most significant investments in life. Not only are you choosing your dwelling place, and
the place in which you will bring up your family, you are most likely investing a large
portion of your assets into this venture. The more prepared you are at the outset, the
less overwhelming and chaotic the buying process will be.
Nearly everyone dreams of owning a home. Ownership brings responsibility, but also a
sense of security that virtually no other material possession can provide. And it's one
of the best investments you can make, thanks to hefty tax breaks and long-term
appreciation in real estate values.
However, the process can be intimidating, especially for the first-timer. You have to
deal with a gaggle of professionals--including Realtors, bankers, and inspectors--all
looking to get their piece of the purchase price. And since it's probably one of the
biggest financial decisions you'll ever make, you don't want to get it wrong. That's
why we've prepared this preview of the process.