Resolve to Buy a Home With These 10 Must-Do Steps
If you think the new year is going to be the year to put your rental days in your rear-view mirror and move into a home of your own, it's time to start preparing. Even if you won't be ready to buy for six more months or even a year, here are 10 straightforward steps to take right now. Crossing these items off your list will make it easier for you to find and finance the home of your dreams.
1. Check your credit
Go to annualcreditreport.com and request free credit reports from all three credit reporting bureaus: TransUnion, Equifax and Experian. For a small fee, you can also get your credit score. First up, check the reports thoroughly for any errors that need correcting and any negative…