How to Buy a Home Together

Your step-by-step guide to co-buying

step one

Get to know co-ownership.

Discover the benefits that come with buying a home together, the three phases of the process, and more.

step two

Explore your options.

Curious what kind of house you could buy with your current rent? Our Co-buy Calculator estimates what you can afford together, and how much you could each earn over time.

step three

Get pre-approved for a mortgage.

Now that you have a vision, make it a reality! Once you meet with a mortgage broker, you’ll know how much you can borrow, which will help you set your price range.

step FOUR

Connect with a real estate agent.

Working with a real estate agent who really understands co-ownership makes the process easier. Tap into our partner network and connect with an expert near you.

step fIVE

Define and align.

How will you use your home? What if someone wants to sell? There are a lot of questions to answer. Our Agreement Builder helps you make a clear, thorough co-ownership agreement.

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step SIX

Enjoy your new home!

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