Online tools for first-time homebuyers
So, you’re thinking about buying your first house. With interest rates low, now may be the right time to buy.
Because it’s a big decision, you probably have a million questions. Check out these resources from the Union Plus Mortgage Program through Chase to help you find answers.
- Are you really ready to become a homeowner? Compare the benefits (and responsibilities) of owning a home vs. renting.
- Do you know how much can you afford? Use this calculator to get an idea of how much you can borrow based on your income and expenses.
- What are you looking for in your first home? To know what you want, you need to know your options. Download and print out this Homebuyer's Checklist to figure out what matters most to you and compare the properties you visit.
- What’s involved in buying a home and how long will it take? Finding a home and choosing a mortgage can take anywhere from a few weeks to many months. Start by following these 6 steps.
Want to know more? Learn more about buying a home.
And remember, you save $495 on closing costs with a Union Plus Mortgage, plus first-time home buyers may earn a $500 Union Plus "Welcome to Your First Home Award".