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.
The costs of owning a home
Owning a home comes with many responsibilities, specifically regarding unaccounted costs. Learn about the costs of owning a home and everyday expenses.
Should I sell or rent my house?
If you decide to move from your home, you may think, "should I sell or rent my home." Learn which option aligns with your financial goals.
What you need to know about property management
When purchasing a property, the responsibilities may be more than anticipated. Learn what property management is, and the pros and cons of the service.
How to sell your house fast
There are some scenarios where a homeowner is looking to sell their home fast. Learn about some tips that will hopefully have your home flying off the market.
A look at life after your mortgage is paid off
As you approach your last payment, you wonder, what happens when you pay off your mortgage? Learn about the financial opportunities after your mortgage is paid.
Earthquake insurance: What it costs and what it covers
Your homeowner insurance might not cover certain natural disasters. Learn what earthquake insurance covers and when to add earthquake coverage to your policy.