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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 to lower your down payment
Even if you're struggling to get a down payment together, you may still be able to afford a home. Learn how you can buy a house with little to no money down.
Mortgage rates, explained
Mortgage rates have a big impact on your monthly premiums. Learn how mortgage rates work and how you can get a lower rate.
What to consider before investing in a foreclosed home
Foreclosed homes are often priced lower than comparable houses but may include other risks. Learn the pros and cons of buying a foreclosed home.
What is a mortgage modification & how to get one
If you have a financial hardship, a mortgage modification may help you keep your home. Learn what a mortgage modification is and how to get one.
Newlywed’s guide to joint mortgages
Buying a home with your spouse is a big step. Learn how applying for a joint mortgage works and what you need to buy a home together.
The ins and outs of mortgage statements
Your monthly mortgage statement provides essential details about your loan. Here's how to understand each section of your mortgage statement.
Selling your home after retirement
If you're nearing retirement or have already retired, your current home might not fit your needs. Learn how you sell your house and rent or buy in retirement.
Managing your monthly mortgage payments
Learn what's included in your monthly mortgage payment and how to manage your payments over time.
The effects of recessions on mortgages
Mortgage rates tend to drop during recessions. Check with your lender for today's best interest rate and learn about buying a home in a recession.