What is PMI and how is it calculated?
Find out when you have to pay PMI, how to calculate it and how to avoid it completely.
What home loans can you get with a low credit score?
Find out how credit affects borrowing power and learn about some of the best home loans you can get with low credit.
How to use gift money for a down payment
Using gift money towards a down payment on your home? Find out how it works, how much you can use, and what you need to use it.
The complete FHA appraisal requirements checklist
FHA loans require a home appraisal that meets strict standards. Find everything you need to know about FHA appraisals.
Questions to ask your mortgage lender when buying a house
When it comes to buying a house, you’ll be looking for a lot of answers. Here are some questions to ask a mortgage lender.
What is PITI?
Principal, interest, insurance and taxes, or PITI, make up your monthly mortgage payment. Learn how lenders use PITI.
What is homeowner's insurance?
Homeowners insurance is a must if you need a mortgage. Learn why you need it and what it covers.
How to apply for a joint mortgage
Learn how joint mortgage loans work, who can apply for one and what information you need to buy a home together.
Beginner's guide to cash-out refinance
Learn how cash-out refinances work and what you need to know before you apply for one.