Becoming A Homeowner

Becoming a homeowner

It's important to understand the various ways that you can begin to plan for your future. If owning a home is one of your goals, this section will help you get started.

You'll learn about the advantages of buying versus renting, and how to determine your readiness to buy a home. You'll also learn about the costs of owning a home, choosing a mortgage, finding a real estate professional and other steps to take to prepare to buy a home, including home ownership education and credit counseling. Becoming a homeowner takes time, energy and money — but it's worth the effort.

Homeowner links:

Is home ownership right for you? - Questions to ask yourself regarding home ownership.
Advantages of owning - Good reasons to own a home.
How much can you afford to spend - What you can afford and what you're comfortable with.
Down payments and closing costs - They may or may not be necessary.
Finding a lender - Different sources for finding a lender.
Choosing a mortgage - Common mortgages available today.
Finding a real estate professional - Questions to ask agents.
Home ownership. education & credit counseling - Resources available to help you build back your credit.



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By visiting Allie Mae you have taken your first step toward becoming an educated borrower. Allie Mae is an objective, independent source of information for the mortgage consumer. Whether you are buying a home, refinancing, taking a home equity loan, building a home or in need of a mortgage for any purpose, Allie Mae is here to help. Allie Mae has helped thousands of people with their mortgage needs. We have a complete selection of articles, charts, calculators, and checklists designed to help you through the mortgage and home buying process.

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