Wednesday, February 27, 2013 5:59 pm
News Summary: Preparing finances to buy a home
By The Associated Press
WHAT TO DO: A thorough financial evaluation is critical in assessing whether one can afford the added costs of homeownership and qualify for a mortgage.
MORE TIPS: Experts recommend buyers start saving money for a 20 percent down payment to get the lowest interest rate. Also take steps to boost your credit score well before applying for a loan.