Buying a home might be the biggest purchase of your life. But when faced with all the nitty-gritty, many first-time homebuyers seriously consider throwing in the towel.
Don’t do it! Instead, follow our “buying-a-house checklist” to get organized, know what to expect, and make the entire experience more manageable.
1. Clean up your credit score
Banks look at your credit score to determine if loaning you money is a risk they’re willing to take, and — if qualified — what kind of loan product to offer you.