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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.
7 affordable — and fun — cities to move to in the U.S
When deciding where to move next, consider other locations within the US. Learn which cities in the US are affordable and have a bustling lifestyle.
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.
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.
What does it mean to rent-back?
After closing on a home, if the seller needs more time to move out, consider a rent-back. Learn how a rent-back agreement works and how both parties benefit.
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.
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.
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.
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.