No matter where you are in the home buying process, or even if buying a home isn’t on your immediate radar, it’s important to understand that making this dream a reality is a significant money move. There are a few things people should consider when they start thinking about the possibility of home ownership.

Knowing where you stand financially and being equipped with core knowledge puts you well ahead of the game when you get started on your homeownership journey.

Whether you are actively looking to purchase your first home or just starting the research process, U.S. Bank wants to ensure you are equipped with all the tools necessary to navigate your way through. While these tips are not an exhaustive list, they are meant to get your wheels turning about preparation.