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Chapter 4: Paperwork and fees

There's no way around the paperwork involved in a home purchase. Here's what you'll have to give the lender -- and what the lender must give to you.

Purchasing a home requires more paperwork on both the buyer's and lender's sides than any other transaction you'll make. In this chapter, we'll show you how to get a head start by getting prequalified or preapproved for you loan, what you can expect lenders to ask you and what you should ask them. We'll also explain all of the paperwork you must assemble for the lender and what documents the lender must provide you under the law.

What you can expect to learn from this chapter:

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