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In this episode, Chelsea walks viewers through the steps anyone needs to take before they can buy a house, from researching mortgage options to raising their credit scores to saving enough for closing costs and a house emergency fund.

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Minimum FICO scores: https://www.myfico.com/credit-education/blog/credit-score-to-buy-house#:~:text=Conventional%2520Loan%253A%2520Minimum%2520FICO%25C2%25AE,loans%2520more%2520affordable%2520to%2520borrowers.

FHA requirements: https://www.fha.com/fha_loan_requirements

USDA loans: https://www.bankrate.com/mortgages/what-is-a-usda-loan/

Conventional loan types: https://www.nerdwallet.com/article/mortgages/types-conventional-loans

Tasha Cochran video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIIlHUshCsI&t=10s

Home affordability calculator: https://www.nerdwallet.com/mortgages/how-much-house-can-i-afford/calculate-affordability

Home buying costs: https://www.bankrate.com/mortgages/costs-of-buying-a-home/

Checklist: https://www.hud.gov/sites/documents/WISHLIST-EN.PDF

Home cash reserve: https://www.realtor.com/advice/finance/home-repair-emergency-fund/

Shopping mortgage rates: https://www.investopedia.com/mortgage/mortgage-rates/how-to-shop/

Finding a real estate agent: https://www.bankrate.com/real-estate/finding-best-real-estate-agent/

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