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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 buy a vacation home (and rent it out)
Mention the word "vacation," and your mind automatically goes to beautiful and exotic destinations, an escape from your everyday world. How about a potential financial investment that not only provides you with a getaway when needed, but also an income opportunity when you’re not there? If this sounds like you, perhaps buying a vacation home is the right option.
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.
Different types of refinances
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.
5 advantages of buying a new home
Whether you're buying a recently built home or one that's under construction, there are several benefits to going brand new. Here are five.
How to determine your down payment
Whether you’re a first-time buyer or you're looking for your next home, buying a house may sometimes seem complicated. But finding out how much you can put down on a house can save you time and money. Keep reading for a breakdown of what a down payment is and how to find out how much of one you can afford.
Decide if you should buy a second home (and get a second mortgage)
Buying a second home can be tricky, but with preparation and some help from experts, you can make an informed decision that’s right for your situation.
Do you have what it takes to buy a house?
We look at three important factors that indicate whether you're ready to buy a home. Do you tick all the boxes?
Loans decoded: A guide to mortgage terms
Here's a short cheat sheet to help you navigate the terms you'll encounter during your home lending process.
Why winter homebuying is hot
Being a winter homebuyer can offer several benefits, including less competition, deals on homes and faster closing times.