First-Time Homebuyers Guide: Everything You Need to Know

First-time homebuyers have to make a number of unfamiliar decisions. Check out some of these resources to help you better navigate the mortgage process.

Saving for a down payment

Saving up for a large down payment is one of the biggest challenges first-time homebuyers face. These guides offer advice on how to secure that elusive 20% down payment and avoid PMI.

Types of mortgages

As a first-time homebuyer, you might be seeking a loan that doesn't require a high down payment and is easy to qualify for. Learn about the available options and find a good fit for your situation.

Homebuying and closing documents

You'll encounter — and be required to provide — some important documentation throughout the homebuying process. Learn more about the key documents you can expect to come across.