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. Learn about the key differences between fha and conventional loan.
When can you refinance a mortgage?
Read the factors you should first consider when determining if refinancing makes sense for you.
What is a jumbo mortgage?
If you are looking to finance a more expensive home, a jumbo loan may be right for you. Here’s how they work.
Jumbo vs. conventional loans
Jumbo loans are larger than conforming loans. Learn the key differences between jumbo loans and conventional mortgages.
Mortgage rate lock: When should you lock your mortgage rate
A mortgage rate lock allows you to freeze secure your interest rate as you shop for a home. Learn when to lock in a mortgage rate and how it can benefit you.
The ins and outs of applying for a jumbo loan
Jumbo loans help prospective buyers who need loans above FHFA limits. A qualified home lending advisor can help you through the jumbo mortgage application process.
What to know about buying a second home
Discover if you can afford a second home, the difference between primary and secondary mortgages, qualifying and more.
How to refinance a jumbo mortgage
Refinancing a jumbo mortgage requires more proof of financial security than regular mortgage refinancing. Here's what you need to know.