NerdWallet University: Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home can fulfill a dream. But there are a lot of steps between looking at listings and picking up the keys, and the process can seem like a confusing maze of paperwork and interactions with agents, lenders and sellers. Don't worry: We've got your back.

Buying your first home, one simple step at a time

Our course will guide you through the big decisions — from deciding whether you're ready to buy a home and getting the financing in order to choosing a real estate agent, shopping for options and making an offer. The first time around, it can be intimidating, but remember: Millions of people have successfully navigated this process, and so can you.

Let’s get started.

Part I: Preparing to Buy

Part II: Finding the Right Home

Part III: Getting It Done

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