A new home isn’t in your immediate plans? No problem! When you’re ready to kick-start a conversation on your new-home journey, our mortgage professionals are, too. Until then, keep these topics in the back of your mind.

Why do people buy homes (and what should you be considering)?

From making a long-term investment to enjoying more space, people take the plunge into homeownership for a lot of reasons. For your own decision, consider the why, what, and when of buying a home. Is this the right time for you to buy?

Am I ready?

With so many factors that go into purchasing and owning a home, it can be difficult to know if it’s really a smart investment. Use this handy infographic for help answering the age-old question, “Is it better for me to rent or buy?” Get the pros and cons of renting vs. buying.

It takes more than a snap of your fingers to find a new home—especially the right home. Take your time to find the home of your dreams—and when you’re ready to figure out financing, we’re here to help you feel great about your purchase. Until then, keep these topics in mind.

What is a preapproval and why is it important?

Getting preapprovedDisclosure 1 for a mortgage is an important first step. The letter you receive from your lender not only proves that you’re a qualified buyer, but also gives you important details about your potential mortgage, including purchase price, loan amount, interest rate, total monthly payment, and more. Learn what it means to get preapproved and why you should consider it.

A simple checklist goes a long way.

So you’re ready to buy a home? Fantastic! But before you dive into listings, there are a few practical steps to consider first. Use our handy homebuying checklist to guide you from the budgeting stage all the way through closing day. No need to create a homebuying checklist. We’ve done it for you!

Expect to make these decisions during your search.

While searching for your home, you might realize that no house is perfect (or at least not right away). So it’s important to make smart compromises to get most of your “must-haves” without busting your budget. Learn about the three most common trade-offs you might face, and how they can impact your finances. Check these common compromises.

So you decided you’re in the market. Great! Checking out new places can be a lot of fun—and also overwhelming. Lucky for you, financing your new house doesn’t have to be. Now that you’re on the hunt, let’s discuss financing options you’ll feel confident in. First, check in with a few important topics, and then let’s talk. 

There’s reality TV—and then there’s reality.

Homebuying TV shows can make the search seem like a breeze. In the real world, it gets a little more complicated. Learn our top tips on how to actually make finding your dream home a reality. Learn what’s real.

You can have an easier mortgage experience.

Have you mastered budgeting and become a savings superstar? Great job. Now you’re ready to move on to the next stage of buying a home: getting a mortgage. Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be as stressful as it sounds if you follow these three simple steps. Landing your mortgage can be easier than you think.

Good news! You’re down to just a few places you can see yourself calling home. Let’s make sure you feel confident in financing the home you decide to buy. We’ll help make the process simple by answering all your questions and guiding you to the right loan. Check out some related articles below, and let’s get talking about your mortgage.

How you negotiate really matters.

You found the home you’ve been wishing for. But will your offer cut it? If you know how to negotiate, it helps your chances. Get top negotiating tips to land your next place.

Does that home have a red flag?

Curb appeal and “wow” factor are great, but smart buyers know how to spot more subtle signs that a home could be a big money pit. From water damage to dangerous decks, keep your eyes peeled for these costly red flags during your home tours. Watch these warning signs before falling into a money pit.

This. Is. It! You’re ready to buy a home—how exciting. If you’re still wondering what to do about financing, Truist is here to help. Just as you compared homes, you’ll also want to compare lenders. This is a big decision—and you should feel good about your financing selection. Check out our tips to help prepare you for closing and give one of our mortgage professionals a call at 855-969-9659.

5 things you should know before closing on a home

Closing day is here. Before you sign the papers and walk away with the keys, there are a few important steps to take. Learn what to expect, what to bring, and what you can do to ensure a smooth closing. Take these steps before signing on the dotted line.

Ready to confidently close on your new place?

Our road map from application to closing walks you through the process, showing you just how easy buying a home can be when you work with Truist. Download it here (PDF).

Plan for homeownership. 

Looking for more information to help you confidently land your new place? Our Planning for Homeownership guide (PDF) walks you through the process, showing you just how easy buying a home can be when you work with Truist Mortgage.

Finding the right home—and making it yours—starts with a little inspiration and a lot of support.

A little wisdom goes a long way. 

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First-time homebuyers typically put 6% down, and repeat buyers typically put 14% down.Disclosure 3

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“The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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