A Step-by-Step Guide to Homebuying

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Know your creditworthiness.

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Before diving into your search, check your credit report for errors. Consumers are entitled to one free report per year at www.annualcreditreport.com. The process for fixing mistakes can be time-consuming, so it’s important for buyers to look at their credit history several months before starting their house hunt.

Next: Get preapproved for a mortgage.


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