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How to prequalify for a mortgage loan
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.
Real estate purchase agreement, explained
A real estate purchase agreement is a binding document outlining the property sale. Learn what it is, the contents of the house purchase agreement, and more.
What credit score do you need to buy a house?
When buying a home, a credit score can affect a home loan. Learn what is a good credit score to buy a house, the minimum score needed, and how to see your score.
What is cost basis in real estate?
Cost basis helps define how much someone may owe in taxes when a property is sold. Learn how to calculate cost basis and how it affects your home sale.
Decoding the seller’s disclosures
A seller's disclosure is a document informing the buyer of the condition of the property. Learn what's in a seller's disclosure, why it's important, and more.
5 common house styles in the U.S
If you’re on the house hunt or simply looking for a few architectural fun facts, knowing the common house styles in the U.S. can be helpful. Learn more here.
Fair market value (FMV) defined
Fair market value (FMV) is a property's projected value using current market conditions. Learn how FMV is determined, why it's important, and more.
What is an iBuyer?
An iBuyer is a technology company in the business of buying and selling real estate. Learn how iBuyers work and the pros and cons of working with one.
Mortgage default, explained
Mortgage default typically occurs when you miss your payments. Although it may sound scary, there are options to explore with your lender for moving forward.
What is property tax and how is it calculated?
Property taxes help cover local government services and are a part of every homeowner’s reality. Learn about how property taxes are calculated and how they work.