The first step in the process is gather all the information you can find. The second step is choosing your loan officer and lender. It is critical to gather information first so when you make the choice you have the right questions to ask when interviewing the loan officer and you know what the answers should be. Go to Your-Road-Home.com and read the articles for first time home buyers in their numbered order. You will find a very effective step by step process will fall in order for you.
After you have gathered information you will find Trulia a good source of loan officers and real estate people in your area offering their services.
When your at Your-Road-Home be sure to read article #8. It will include a link your states assistance and grants for first time home buyers. Best of Luck, Stephen
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