How to buy a house in 2024
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Like any big project, a successful homebuying experience is all about getting the details right from start to finish. We’re here to help you navigate the process, save money and close the deal.
Buying a house is a major commitment. Before you begin shopping for properties or comparing mortgage options, you need to make sure you're ready to be a homeowner. We've curated our top articles and resources to help you with the big decisions.
Get the details on how to save for a down payment, decide which type of mortgage works for you, and start getting quotes from lenders.
Now it's time to find a real estate agent and shop for your home! We've got the tips and trips to help you get started.
Selling a home isn’t hard if you’ve got the right guidance and approach. Here we break down the process to sell your house—from deciding if you really should sell, to finding a real estate agent who’ll be your partner through it all, to pricing your home and negotiating offers.
From finding an agent who knows the market to setting a timeline for selling your home, we have plenty of resources to help you get started.
Once you're ready to sell, you'll need to get a pre-sale home inspection and put your house on the market. You might also consider staging your home to attract buyers at showings.
Here are some tips and tricks to help you set a realistic price for your house and negotiate incoming offers.
Some of the last steps you'll need to take to sell your home include anticipating your closing costs, weighing your tax implications, and gathering the necessary paperwork to close.
Bankrate consistently has offers well below the national average to help you fund your home for less.
These large-scale residential developments typically have robust, curated amenities for residents.
In real estate, a pending sale means that the seller has accepted an offer on their home. But it can be complicated.
If you’re buying a home, here’s what you can expect to find on the home inspection report — and what red flags to look for.
The design of new-construction homes has shifted as homeowners reprioritized their living space needs during the pandemic era.
In a contract for deed transaction, a property is transferred from seller to buyer without the involvement of a third-party lender.
The closing costs on a home purchase add up quickly. Seller concessions can help lessen the burden of this upfront expense.
The inventory shortage has added difficulty and drama to the homebuying process.
When attending an open house in a hot seller’s market, it’s smart to be super-prepared. Our guide makes it easy.
There can be benefits to pocket listings, or “off-market” listings, but they limit exposure to your home.
Nearly every step of the home buying and selling process has begun integrating high-tech tools.