Home Buying Guide

Buying a home is a big deal. You want to find the right home for you and your family — one that you can happily live in for many years to come. At the same time, you want to make sure the financing for the new home is a good fit for your budget and your financial goals. We’re here to help. We’ve created this resource center containing lots of information about the entire home-buying process. Browse through the sections below to find the answers to your questions.

About the Authors

Benjamin Feldman
Director of Content
Benjamin Feldman is the Director of Content at Unison. He enjoys helping people learn about the housing market and how to be a successful homeowner.
Michael Micheletti
Director of Communications
Michael Micheletti is the Director of Communications at Unison. He draws upon his many years of experience in real estate, taxes, and healthcare to better inform consumers.
Natalie Tunnard
Marketing Associate
Natalie Tunnard is a Marketing Associate at Unison. She is passionate about making home ownership accessible to more people across the U.S. and educating consumers on what options they have.

About Unison

Unison invented the home ownership investment category. In a home ownership investment, an investor provides financing in exchange for the opportunity to share in the gain or loss in the home’s value when the homeowner decides to sell – up to 30 years later. Learn more.

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Home Buying Basics

Are you just getting started with your home search? You’ve come to the right place. There is a lot you should know about buying a home, and we have a few blog posts to get you started.

How to Know If You’re Ready to Buy a Home (Unison Blog)

7 Tips for First-Time Home Buyers (Unison Blog)
How to Get Pre-Approved to Buy a Home (Unison Blog)
What Are the Tax Benefits of Homeownership (Tax Policy Center)
What Is the Best Time of Year to Buy a Home (Unison Blog)
Renting Vs. Buying a House (Money Crashers)
Requirements for a Jumbo Mortgage: Will I Qualify? (Unison Blog)

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Paying for a Home Purchase

When you find a home you love, you can’t wait to buy it and move in. However, you first have to decide how you will pay for it. There are so many different kinds of mortgages and other programs available that it can be hard to compare all the choices. The blog posts below will help you understand what is available and what is right for you.

How to Apply for a Mortgage (Unison Blog)
How Can I Qualify to Buy a Home? (Unison Blog)
10% Down Mortgages vs. 20% Down Mortgages (Unison Blog)
Alternatives to Putting Down 20 Percent on Your Home Purchase (Unison Blog)
The Pros and Cons of a Piggyback Mortgage Loan (Unison Blog)
How Does Private Mortgage Insurance Work (Unison Blog)
The Pros and Cons of PMI (Unison Blog)
How to Avoid PMI When Buying a Home (Unison Blog)
How Much are Closing Costs When Buying a Home (Unison Blog)
Should I Lock My Mortgage Interest Rate? (Unison Blog)
What Happens If You Make One Late Mortgage Payment? (Unison Blog)
Mortgage Interest Rate Calculator (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)

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