Know the Basics When Buying a House Here are 10 easy steps to buying a home That every home buyer should know. 1. Prequalify.  Know what kind of house you can afford before you start looking.  This will narrow your search and keep ...

1. Schedule an early Closing Set the closing date a few weeks ahead of any deadlines you may have, Holmes says. Buyers trying to purchase a home by June 30 should set the closing date for mid-June or earlier, she says. “When you pick a date that’s a few weeks earlier than necessary, you’re still ...