Knowing the basic steps in building or buying a home could save you time and money. Terms, such as amortization and earnest money, are explained. Then, you will discover the roles and responsibilities of those who help guide buyers through the process: a realtor, builder, financial expert and the vice president of a title company. Each expert explains his or her part in the buying process and gives tips for the future home buyer. In addition, viewers learn how long it takes to secure a loan, information they will need during the procedures, paperwork required and the importance of maintaining a sound credit history. A supplement is included.