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How to start preapproval 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
Buying your dream home? This handy guide will help you decide exactly how much of your income you can reasonably dedicate to 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 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.
What is a mortgage recast?
A mortgage recast could reduce your monthly mortgage payments. Here's how they work.
What is homeowners insurance?
Homeowners insurance is a must if you need a mortgage. Learn why you need it and what it covers.
How to read a closing disclosure
Before the final agreement on your mortgage, you are given a closing disclosure outlining the details. Learn what a closing disclosure is and how to read it.
Co-borrower vs. cosigner: Exploring the differences
You found your dream home but need some support taking out a mortgage? Learn about the difference between co-borrower vs. cosigner and how they can help.
E-closing on a mortgage, explained
Wondering if you can close on a house remotely? E-closing is a convenient way to finalize a purchase of a home virtually. Learn how an e-closing works.
Moving costs: Useful tips and hidden fees
After closing on your home, your next step should be calculating your moving costs. Learn about average moving costs, what is included and how you can save.
7 affordable — and fun — cities to move to in the U.S
When deciding where to move next, consider other locations within the US. Learn which cities in the US are affordable and have a bustling lifestyle.
What does it mean to rent-back?
After closing on a home, if the seller needs more time to move out, consider a rent-back. Learn how a rent-back agreement works and how both parties benefit.