Home Buying Resources

Buying a home. It’s a major endeavor that can yield deep and lasting rewards. But enjoying a successful real estate transaction requires knowledge and experience.

As the premier organization for training real estate professionals on how to represent buyers in housing transactions, the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) understands home buyer's perspectives and is committed to helping you achieve a successful transaction. That’s why we’ve compiled this collection of useful home buyer resources. 

Our hope is that these home buyer resources will provide answers to many of your questions and bring you closer to achieving your homeownership goals. 

Major Steps in the Home Buying Process

One of the best ways to make the home buying process flow easier is to become better-acquainted with your options and clearly define your goals. Understanding the reasons you want to buy—and what you want to accomplish in your move—will go a long way towards shaping your plans and improving your results.

Houses are expensive. Probably the largest purchase you’ll ever make. That’s why very few prospective homeowners have enough cash on hand to purchase a home outright. Instead, most home buyers seek financing—a mortgage—to cover the difference between what they’ve saved, and what they need, to buy a home.

Once you dig into the actual process of finding and buying a home, you’ll benefit from learning more about several other key issues here.

You found your home, the contract has been signed, and the closing date has been set. Now, it’s time to prepare for moving day. You should, however, begin planning for it well in advance. Moving, after all, may be the biggest job of all.