Common questions about buying a home

For most people, buying a home is the biggest financial transaction they’ll make in their lives. To help you through the process, Starion has compiled a list of the most common questions and their answers.

  • What basic information should I know about buying a home?
  • What should I know about mortgages?
  • What makes up a mortgage payment?
  • How much home can I afford?
  • How do I get ready to buy a home?
  • Should I rent or buy?
  • What mortgage is best for me?
  • What is a rate lock and do I need one?
  • What about refinancing?
  • What happens during the application process?
  • What information will I need to apply for a mortgage?
  • How much of a down payment will I need?
  • What are first-time homebuyer programs and how do they work?
  • What are my loan payment options? Can I pay off my mortgage early?
  • Do I need an escrow account?

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