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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.
Exterior-only/drive-by, hybrid and desktop/online home appraisals, explained
There are other alternatives to traditional house appraisal - drive-by, online and hybrid home appraisals. Learn how they are different, how they work and more.
Insurance binders explained
An insurance binder is a document of your temporary coverage before your policy officially kicks in. Learn how an insurance binder works and what it covers.
A guide to seller financing
Seller financing may provide a path to home ownership for buyers who have trouble securing a conventional mortgage. Learn how seller financing works and more.
Best time to buy a house: Your guide to “buying season”
When is the best time to buy a house? While the seasons do affect supply, demand and prices, there may not be one best time to buy a house. Learn more here.
Pest inspection for homebuyers
A pest inspection identifies critters that may be causing property damage. Learn about pest inspection costs, signs of pest activity, and more.
What you need to know about property management
When purchasing a property, the responsibilities may be more than anticipated. Learn what property management is, and the pros and cons of the service.
How to sell your house fast
There are some scenarios where a homeowner is looking to sell their home fast. Learn about some tips that will hopefully have your home flying off the market.
A look at life after your mortgage is paid off
As you approach your last payment, you wonder, what happens when you pay off your mortgage? Learn about the financial opportunities after your mortgage is paid.
House title: What it is and why it matters
A house title is a legal document representing property ownership. Learn how a house title works and what the difference is between a title and a deed.