I know finding the right home loan can seem like a daunting task, but the good news is that with proper preparation it can be a very smooth process.

Here are a few things to remember while searching:

It's important to check your credit, assess your finances, and set your home-price budget.

Once you've done those things, it's time to start comparing lenders, and maybe even get pre-approved. I personally recommend going to at least three lenders to compare rates, which can be a good bargaining tool when shopping for the best loan.

I highly recommend the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's website Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Owning a Home, where you can find a great list of complete steps, along with videos, to help guide you along the way -- it's a good resource for those looking to own a home.

I'm also here to lend a hand if you need any help. I've got a great group of lenders, home inspectors, and more that I've worked with before and can highly recommend. Please reach out if there's anything I can do to assist!