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Home Ownership – Onward and Upward

It’s graduation season across the country and whether high school or college, commencement addresses are doling out heaps of advice that may be applicable to more than just graduates.  In a recent commencement address this season, I heard a speaker offer this suggestion to young college graduates, “Some things are best left to the professionals; for everything else, there are YouTube tutorials.  The key to adulting is knowing the difference.”

Case and point: buying a new home.  Yes, people buy and sell homes every day.  For many, home ownership stands as a fundamental part of the American Dream.  But if you are starting the home buying process for the first time, you can search the Internet and find plenty of good advice, but asking a professional to walk you through the process makes a world of difference.

At Dakota West Credit Union, our loan officers do far more than provide financing.  They offer guidance, suggestions, recommendations, and a live source of information.  In its most simple form, there are roughly eight steps in the home buying process which take you from dreaming of a home to owning a home.  Each step, though, involves a fair measure of hustle, new terminology, and understanding of the process.

All those graduates certainly would never be moving their tassels across their mortarboards if it were not for the faculty, the professors, and the academic professionals who guided them through their education.  Come discover your own home loan instructor at Dakota West Credit Union to guide you through the steps of owning your own home and to help you move onward and upward.


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