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How to prequalify for a mortgage
Prequalifying can save every homebuyer a lot of time and show a seller you're in a financial position to purchase a home.
What percentage of your income should go towards your mortgage
This handy guide will help you decide exactly how much of your salary you should be spending on mortgage payments every month.
How to qualify for a jumbo mortgage loan
To get a jumbo loan, you need to meet certain requirements and provide proof. Find out if you qualify for a jumbo mortgage.
How to pay off your mortgage faster
Find out how careful planning and a little creativity can help you pay off your mortgage faster.
A beginner's guide to credit inquiries
Discover the two main types of credit inquiries and how they impact your ability to get a mortgage.
What is a mortgage recast?
A mortgage recast could reduce your monthly mortgage payments. Here's how they work.
What you need to know before cosigning a mortgage loan
Cosigning on a mortgage can be rewarding, but it carries significant risks. Make sure you know your obligations before you cosign.
Understanding earnest money
Learn what earnest money is, it's importance and where it goes after closing on a home.
The complete guide to VA loans
Explore the benefits of VA loans, the qualifications and the steps to securing one.
Winter house-hunting checklist
Read eight tips for winter house-hunting and what to be on the lookout for.
How to refinance an FHA loan
If you currently have an FHA mortgage loan, you can refinance to lower your monthly payment. Learn how.
How homeowners associations work
Read our detailed guide on how homeowners associations work and the pros and cons of buying a house with an HOA.