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What are the steps for buying your first home and starting your life together with a new spouse?

My boyfriend and I will soon be getting married, and both of us have good jobs, enough for a downpayment, etc, and I am a little naive on what it takes to start looking or what the steps are for claiming a new home.....I know loans, real estate agents, etc, but if someone in this situation has time to give a detailed answer, that would be terrific. Such as step by step action, and who we would need to talk to for each step, etc. We dont want an apartment at this age because we feel it doesnt give us the opportunity to save up enough. Thank you inadvance for your assistance!!!!!!!!

Asked By: overwhelmed85 - 5/16/2007
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The very first step is to take to a bank or mortgage broker have them run your credit and see how much they are willing to loan you... More
Answered By: seenoevil - 5/16/2007
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If you wil send meyour email address I can send you copies of copyrighted handouts I prepared for a first time buyer's class tht will give you enough information in layman's terms to make informed decision.
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Answered By: mazziatplay - 5/16/2007
 
First is try to get an idea of what kind of house you want. even the small things. I like East facing kitchens. For example. He must have a garage and a basement. Have a good idea of what you want. That will cut out looking at houses that just will not work for you and save you some time. Another thing for us is... More
Answered By: kkapustka - 5/16/2007
 
I suggest going to www.bankrate.com, so you can read up on what you need to do, before you do it. Buying a home is a major purchase, it should not be rushed. On bankrates website look under Mortgage Basics..it will answer questions you will have about the following... More
Answered By: Jen G - 5/16/2007
 
There is a great book by David Bach "Automatic Millionare" this is a great read and will give you some excellent advice. We had several copies to give away and I may have one or two laying arond if you wanted me to send you a copy free. Just e-mail me. \ Leo
Answered By: LeoLends.com - 5/16/2007
 
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