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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.
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.
How much are closing costs?
Closing costs on a house depend on several factors. Find out what closing costs you should expect to pay and learn how you could potentially reduce them.
FHA loan down payments decoded
FHA loans require down payments in case you default. Learn about the amount required to secure a home with an FHA loan.
How does escrow work with a mortgage?
Learn how escrow works with a mortgage and when and why you would need a mortgage escrow account or impound account.
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.