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6 must-do's before buying a home

You may think you're ready to be a homebuyer, but have you done your homework? Do you know about credit score requirements? Are you familiar with the different mortgage options that could be available to you?

Have a checklist

Whether you are a first-time buyer or an experienced owner, buying a house requires a "preflight check," in the words of Barry Zigas, director of housing policy for the Consumer Federation of America.

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Read on for Bankrate's six-item checklist, including tips on the types of savings you need, plus advice about what matters beyond purchasing a home at its resale value.

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