Owning a home | Homeownership 101
Learn more about refinancing, selling or updating your home
10 common questions about refinancing
Refinancing your mortgage is a big step. By working with a trusted lender, knowing what to expect and having the documentation you need ahead of time, the process will go smoothly.
Tips for flipping an investment property
The goal is to buy an inexpensive property — typically one at auction or in need of renovation — make updates to increase its value, then rent it out or resell it quickly for a profit. How long it takes depends on the extent of the repairs you're tackling. Here are some tips for effective house flipping.
5 ways to pay off your bathroom remodel
Knowing how you'll pay for your renovation costs is the first step to creating your beautiful new bathroom.
Home improvements that may not add value
Some home improvements may not add value. Learn which renovations can make property values decrease, how to avoid them, and tips for your next project.
How much is a new HVAC system?
HVAC systems control your home's temperature. Learn how much a new HVAC system is, when it starts to have problems, and the costs associated per system.
Backyard pool 101: Costs, financing and budget ideas
Financing your backyard pool may depend on your pool specifications. Learn how to finance a swimming pool and the pros and cons of owning a pool.
How to increase rental value of your property
Upgrading your home doesn’t have to be expensive. If you’re on a budget, here are a few cheap and easy ways to start adding value to your property.
Will Gen Z be able to afford houses? Some uplifting signs
Gen Z may just be starting their homebuying journey, but that hasn’t necessarily put them at a disadvantage. Keep reading to learn more.
Zoning in real estate: Definition, types and more
Zoning laws are regulations on what can be done to a property in certain areas. Learn about the different types of zoning laws and how to rezone a property.