Home Buying Guide
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Buying a home is easily one of the most significant moments in life. Whether this is your first home, next home, or vacation home, the process of searching, choosing, and financing is exciting and important. At Columbia, we make home buying easy.
Home Buying Basics.
Figure out how much you can afford. There's a difference between how much you can afford and how much you'd like to spend. Take advantage of online tools to find out!
Save Up for a Down Payment. It is never too early to start. Whether i's by ending subscriptions you no longer use or eating out less often, setting aside a percentage of your regular earnings can really help save up for a down payment.
Get approved before you go. Once you start visiting potential homes, things move fast. Good houses get taken off the market quickly. Get pre-approved to move faster on the home of your dreams.
Ready to take the next step?