Preparing to shop for your mortgage
Buying a home is exciting. It’s also one of the most important financial decisions you’ll make. Choosing a mortgage to pay for your new home is just as important. Don’t rush into it.
Goals for this phase
Determine how much you want to spend on a home
Decide if it’s the right time to buy a new home
Gather your application paperwork
Before you start shopping for a home and a mortgage, set yourself up for success by taking time to prepare. Use our step-by-step guide to check your credit, assess your finances, set your home-price budget, and more.