First-time home buyers face a complex and ever-changing market: Here's a guide

INFORMATION AND INNOVATIONS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BEFORE PURCHASING A HOME

Chapter One

WHEN JUMPING INTO THE HOUSING GAME IT'S IMPORTANT THAT YOU KNOW YOUR HOME-BUYING ABC'S

PMI. HOA. APR. — Those are just some of the acronyms you'll come across when navigating the home buying process. Check out this handy video to demystify some of the terms you'll come across as you search for and figure out how to pay for your home:

 

HomeSnap

Imagine that you’re down the street, scouting your new neighborhood. You notice a “For Sale” sign on someone’s lawn. Using HomeSnap, you can take a picture of the home and get real estate information immediately. After snapping a photo, browse through interior photos, home values, bedrooms, bathrooms and more. Just a quick - snap! - and boom, information at your fingertips.