Buying a Home? 5 Must-Do’s for Women

By Teresa Bryce Bazemore, President, Radian Guaranty, Inc. One of my biggest accomplishments was buying my first home—a condo in Columbia, Maryland. My parents helped me with the down payment since I had been out of law school for only a couple of years.  I got a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan with a nine percent interest rate. I was ecstatic!