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.
Building the ultimate backyard
Are you trying to figure out your next home improvement project? A backyard renovation might be it — find some tips for building a budget-friendly backyard.
The most common types of easements you're likely to come across
As a first-time homebuyer you may have heard of easements on property. Learn more about the different types of easements and how they can affect your home.
How to increase your home's value
Increasing your home’s value can help when you decide to sell or refinance. Learn how to increase your home’s value.
Buying a second home after retirement
Buying a second home after retirement can be easier when you plan ahead. Learn more about the potential benefits and challenges.
Selling your home after retirement
If you're nearing retirement or have already retired, your current home might not fit your needs. Learn how you sell your house and rent or buy in retirement.
How homeowners associations work
Read our detailed guide on how homeowners associations work and the pros and cons of buying a house with an HOA.