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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.
The home hunter’s guide to loan origination fees
Looking into buying a home or refinancing your mortgage, see how origination fees are included. Learn about loan origination fees, the cost and tax deductibles.
What to know about renting to friends and family
With a vacant residency, renting to a family member or friend can bring extra income. Here's what to know and things to consider when renting to loved ones.
How does a contingent offer work?
A contingent offer can help protect you when you make an offer on a house. Learn what a contingent offer is and how it works, types of contingencies, and more.
A guide to REO properties
What is an REO property? Learn more about if they're a good deal and how to finance one.
Paperwork for selling a home without a realtor
Selling a home without a realtor has some benefits. Read more on the process and what paperwork you may need for selling a house by owner.
Breaking down the cost to refinance your mortgage
Before refinancing your mortgage, review the cost to refinance. Understand the refinance fees you may pay at closing to see if a refinance is right for you.
What is a no closing cost refinance?
A no closing-cost refinance can help you reduce upfront costs. Learn how it differs from a typical refinance and if a no closing-cost refinance works for you.
The benefits of homeownership
Thinking of buying a house? Learn more about the realistic take on the benefits of owning a home to help you decide if it's right for you.
How often contingent offers fall through
Contingent offers are common, but how often do they fall through? Learn what might make a buyer back out and how to ensure the home purchase.