Financing a home | Financing 101
Understand terms, types and when to refinance
Choosing a mortgage term
Mortgage terms can affect your long-term financial health as a homeowner. Read this article to find out which mortgage term is best for your goals as a homebuyer.
FHA loans vs conventional loans
FHA and Conventional loans are the two most popular options for first-time home buyers. Each has advantages and drawbacks to consider before making your decision.
When can you refinance a mortgage?
Read the factors you should first consider when determining if refinancing makes sense for you.
What to do if your mortgage application gets denied
Being denied for a mortgage can be frustrating. Here’s what you can do if your mortgage application fails.
How to close on home and next steps
You still have a few more steps to take before you can walk away with the keys to your new home. Proper preparation can help ensure the home closing process goes as smoothly as possible, especially if you’re a first-time homebuyer and are unfamiliar with how it goes. Here’s what you need to know to ensure your closing process goes smoothly.
The 15 steps of the mortgage process
Whether you're a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned pro, the mortgage process can sometimes seem complex. You've been saving for a home, so where do you go from here? We've laid out the mortgage below to help you navigate the homebuying journey.
10 Things to know before getting a mortgage
Conventional wisdom tells us mortgages are good debt because homes typically appreciate in value, but that doesn't mean you should get a mortgage without careful research. Make sure you understand the following points before buying a home.
How to figure out how much home you can afford
Before you start your home search, it's important to know how much you can afford. There are steps you can take and affordability calculators you can use to help you find the right home at the right price.
3 Chase mortgage resources to use before buying a home
Whether it’s figuring out how much home you can afford, understanding different financing options, or navigating the closing process, there are several steps along the way. Fortunately, you don't have to go it alone. A Chase Home Lending Advisor can help, and there are several online mortgage resources available as well.