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7 Things to Always Do Before Buying a Home

Maybe you’ve decided to take the plunge and buy your first home, or you’re already a homeowner and are ready to move into a new place. Whatever reason prompted the move, here are seven things you need to do before buying a home.


1. Clean up your credit score. Your credit score will be reviewed by lenders, and it plays an important role in determining how much house you can buy. If you know you won’t be moving into a new house for at least six to eight months, you have plenty of time to do some legwork to clean up your credit. Order your free credit report from Equifax, TransUnion or Experian, and make sure it is free of any mistakes. If you do find an error, contact creditors to make sure everything is up-to-date, and have them send corrections to the credit bureaus as soon as possible.

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