Home Ownership Guidelines

What to consider before you purchase a new home.
Two men's arms, shaking hands with house in background.

You've been driving around neighborhoods looking at houses and dreaming of moving into one of your

own: nothing major, just a postage stamp yard with a swing for your growing family. Or maybe a fenced-in area where your dog can run around suits your needs. But are you ready for all that owning a house entails?

Here are five areas of your life you should carefully review when buying a home.