10 steps on how to buy a house part number one. Number one, check your credit score. The first step in researching how to buy a home is to check your credit report. Your credit score is important as it influences whether you qualify for a loan, what type of loan and what interest rate you will receive. You might be wondering what credit score is needed to buy a house. Different mortgage types have different credit score requirements. Hi, I’m Rich Barnes, owner broker of Realty Experts in West Allis, Wisconsin, 53214. Number two, see how much you can afford. After you know you’ve checked your credit report the next step in the home buying process is to determine your budget. The fastest way to get a sense of how much you can afford is with an online mortgage calculator. A mortgage calculator will estimate your mortgage payment including the principle, interest, taxes, insurance, HOA fees, if any, private mortgage insurance. Number three, get a pre-approval. When researching to buy a home you’ll want to get a mortgage pre-approval. Getting the pre-approval initiates the mortgage process with a lender and tells you how much that you can borrow. It also allows you to move faster when you’re ready to make an offer, and that’s important. Number four, find a real estate agent. Choosing the right real estate agent can be the key to finding the right home and getting the best deal. Number five, search homes for sale. The next step in buying a house is to start browsing homes for sale in the area that you desire. It’s important to use your wishlist to aid in your home search. That way you’ll be able to narrow down the search to a specific price range, style of home, location and neighborhood. Be sure to watch part number two of how to buy a home, and if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me and my team. And if you would like to see more informative real estate videos, just click the learn more button below and be sure to subscribe and share. And as always rely on rich.com. Thanks, and you have a great day.