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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.
Down payment on a house: What is it and how it works
A down payment is the money you pay up front towards the cost of your new home or property. Learn how it works, common down payment myths, and more.
A borrower's guide to loan-to-value ratio (LTV)
A loan-to-value ratio (LTV) measures the size of your loan to the property's appraised value. Learn how to calculate LTV and what is a good ratio range.
A guide to restrictive covenants in real estate
A restrictive covenant is an agreement made with the HOA about what can be done to the property. Learn what restrictive covenants are, their types, and more.
Pros and cons of buying a historic home
Buying a historic home comes with character but also limitations. Learn about the pros and cons of buying a historic home and if it's the right option for you.
What is an Energy Efficient Mortgage
An energy-efficient mortgage can help the environment and save you some money. Learn about the sustainability efforts of a green mortgage and how to qualify.
Can you buy a house with no credit?
Find out whether buying a home with no credit is possible, plus a few credit-building tips to help you take your first steps towards homeownership.
What to know about multi-family homes
Multi-family homes are residential properties that accommodate several housing units. Learn what multi-family homes are and how they differ from other home types.
Buying abandoned property: Pros and cons
Buying an abandoned property differs from a traditional home purchase. Learn how to buy an abandoned property and the pros and cons.
HUD homes: What to know as a buyer
A HUD home is a home previously owned by an FHA borrower that went into foreclosure and is up for resale. Learn about how to find and buy one, and more.