MAKE YOUR HOME A REALITY

At American Family Insurance, we understand what it takes to make your first home, second home or dream home a reality. Just like everything you do, it takes hard work and dedication. And we’re here to help.

Our Home Buyer’s Guide walks you through what you need to know about buying a home — and how to protect it.

Your Guide to Buying a Home

A Home Is More Than Walls & Floorboards — It's Part of Your New Life

Let's Make Yours a Reality


Looking for a home is an exciting time in your life. And like most of us, you’ll probably face a few tradeoffs as you work to make your first home a reality. From picking up a second shift to cutting back on eating out, hard work and a little give-and-take are all part of purchasing a house. But come closing day, you get to call a home your own. And that’ll make all those tradeoffs worth it.

Setting priorities before you begin searching will help keep you on track and make buying a home less overwhelming. We’re here to help you navigate the process so you can save money and avoid some common mistakes along the way. Our First-Time Home Buyer’s Guide will help you:

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Gain Confidence & Home Buying Knowledge

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Save & Shop for a Home

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Plan Finances & Home Insurance Needs

Home-Buying Process

Learning more about the home buying process will give you the confidence you need as you work to make your first home a reality. From understanding mortgages to learning about ways to bundle your insurance, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know.

Home-Buying Process

Learning more about the home buying process will give you the confidence you need as you work to make your first home a reality. From understanding mortgages to learning about ways to bundle your insurance, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know.

Get in the Know: Purchase Your Home With Confidence

Finances

From deciding how much home you can afford to building a home savings plan, we’ll cover important financial topics to consider when preparing to shop for your home.

You’ll learn:

  • How Much Home You Can Afford
  • How to Estimate How Much You Need for a Down Payment
  • How to Create a Savings Timeline
  • How to Build a Home Savings Plan
  • How to Improve Your Credit Score

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Mortgages & Pre-approval

Now that you have an idea of how much home you can afford, it’s time to educate yourself on loans and mortgages. Plus we’ll show you how to stay ahead of the game with a pre-approval so when you find the home you want, you’re ready to place an offer.

You’ll learn:

  • How Mortgages Work
  • Different Types of Loans and Mortgages
  • How to Choose Your First Mortgage
  • How to Get a Mortgage Pre-approval

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Viewing Homes

With finances in check, it’s time to start viewing homes! As exciting as this part of the journey is, keep these best practices in mind to get the most out of the home-viewing experience.

You’ll learn:

  • Key Steps to Take When House Shopping
  • What to Look for When Buying a House

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Homeowners Insurance

One of the smartest things you can do as a new homeowner is learn how best to protect your new life. Take a look at what you need to know about homeowners insurance.

You’ll learn:

  • The Basics of Homeowners Insurance
  • How Home Insurance Protects You
  • What Makes up a Home Insurance Policy
  • How Much Insurance You Need for Your Home
  • How to Save Money on Your Home Insurance

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Looking for Ways to Save?

Give all your dreams the protection they deserve by bundling your policies — home, auto, life and more. It takes the stress out of managing multiple plans, allows you to pay for your policies all at once and can save you up to 30%.

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Looking for Ways to Save?

Give all your dreams the protection they deserve by bundling your policies — home, auto, life and more. It takes the stress out of managing multiple plans, allows you to pay for your policies all at once and can save you up to 30%.