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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.
Common questions about mortgages
Are you ready to buy a home, but not sure how it all works? Navigating the homebuying journey can be intimidating, so we're answering the most common questions to give you a head start on getting a mortgage with Chase.
5 tips for millennial homebuyers
The millennial housing market is being shaped by a new kind of buyer who delays homeownership and is interested in smaller houses than their predecessors. Here are five tips for millennials who are just wading into the home buying pool.
The 15 steps of the mortgage process
Whether you're a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned pro, the mortgage process can sometimes seem complex. You've been saving for a home, so where do you go from here? We've laid out the mortgage below to help you navigate the homebuying journey.
10 Things to know before getting a mortgage
Conventional wisdom tells us mortgages are good debt because homes typically appreciate in value, but that doesn't mean you should get a mortgage without careful research. Make sure you understand the following points before buying a home.
6 considerations before selling your home
Whether you want to lower your monthly payment, reduce the total amount you pay for your home or use your home’s equity to take cash out, refinancing can be a great option to meet your financial goals. No matter your reason, it’s important to find the option that works best for you.
Tips for flipping an investment property
The goal is to buy an inexpensive property — typically one at auction or in need of renovation — make updates to increase its value, then rent it out or resell it quickly for a profit. How long it takes depends on the extent of the repairs you're tackling. Here are some tips for effective house flipping.
How to sell a home
Making the choice to sell is never easy, and selling can seem overwhelming at times with all of the paperwork, planning and negotiating. Just like buying a home, selling is also a learning experience. We've created a step-by-step guide to help you navigate the selling journey.
Ways to get assistance with your down payment
If you dream of owning a house but can’t afford the down payment needed to get a home loan, you’ll be happy to know there are state and local assistance programs to help make homeownership a reality for you. A large number of grants and loans are available to help cover down payments and closing costs for first-time homebuyers across the country. Learn more about them as you take your first steps in the exciting journey to homeownership.
10 common questions about refinancing
Refinancing your mortgage is a big step. By working with a trusted lender, knowing what to expect and having the documentation you need ahead of time, the process will go smoothly.