Buying a home | Homebuying 101
Start your homebuying journey with confidence
How to prequalify 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.
Ways to get assistance with your down payment
If you dream of owning a house but can’t afford the down payment needed to get a home loan, you’ll be happy to know there are state and local assistance programs to help make homeownership a reality for you. A large number of grants and loans are available to help cover down payments and closing costs for first-time homebuyers across the country. Learn more about them as you take your first steps in the exciting journey to homeownership.
10 tips for first-time homebuyers
Buying a home for the first time is a new experiences. Read our top 10 first-time home-buyer tips to help guide you through the process.
Creating a cost of living comparison
Consider moving to another city or state? A cost of living comparison can help see financial and lifestyle differences. Learn more in this guide.
The homebuyer’s liaison: What is a mortgage broker?
A mortgage broker acts as a middleman between you and the lender and can help simplify the homebuying process. Learn if a mortgage broker is right for you.
No surprises here: What to expect when buying a home
When buying a home, it is essential to know what the process looks like. Learn about commonly overlooked topics and how to navigate the experience.
What to consider when applying for a VA loan
As a veteran looking to buy a home, you may qualify for a VA home loan. Learn what a VA loan is, its requirements, how to qualify, and more.
Your guide to quitclaim deeds
Are you thinking of transferring ownership of property to a family member? A quitclaim deed can help facilitate the process. Learn how a quitclaim deed works.
How much does it cost to build a house?
Looking to build a house rather than purchase? Learn more here to know the cost to build a house and the difference between building a house vs. buying.