Those immersed in the home buying mindset are wise to note important steps to take before even starting the shopping process.

Understanding options for down payments – including the start of a savings plan right away – and getting mortgage loan pre-approval are imperative steps to getting a financial plan on track from the gate.

The home buying process is an exciting one and also one that can overwhelm anyone in these ever-changing times, especially a first-time buyer. Partnering with a trusted, experienced professional is your best bet for bringing the dream of a new home into sharper focus and, reality.