Buy your new home with confidence


A married couple receiving a set of keys from a real estate agent

Buying a home can be overwhelming. The financing. The inspections. The hassle of the move itself. It can all add up to a lot of strain. Knowing what to expect and what questions to ask can make the process less stressful. Here are tips to make buying and moving to new home easier for you (and your doggie, too!).    

Brush up on buying basics

Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or it’s been a long time since you’ve bought a new home, brush up on what to expect of your real estate agent and loan officer with our guide to home buying basics.

Also, use our online calculator to see what your monthly mortgage payment will be.

Ask questions

Houselogic says there are a dozen questions to ask sellers before buying a home, and the #1 is, “Has there ever been busted pipe?” Get all 12 questions here.

If you’re working with a home inspector, you’ll want to ask him questions, too. Not only can he asses the state and expected life of the plumbing, electrical, A/C and heating, appliances, and structures, he can tell you how these systems work, too. Here’s a great resource from Landmark Home Warranty on what to do before, during and after a home inspection.

Make the move easy

It’s never too early to start prepping for the move! Clear closets and drawers of any items you no longer need or use to reduce how much you actually move. When it’s time to pack, check out these 25 clever moving hacks from Making Lemonade.

Dog lovers, this infographic guide to bringing a dog home for the first time from the Santa Fe Animal Shelter has tips that will help your four-legged friends move to a new home, too!

Consumers helps more than 1,000 members finance their homes each year. When you need a mortgage or home equity line of credit for your home improvements, call us at 800-991-2221. We’re here to help you get the home of your dreams!


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