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.
Your guide to pre-foreclosure
Pre-foreclosure is the period before a home goes into foreclosure. Learn what pre-foreclosure is, how properties go into pre-foreclosure, and more.
How to make your home pet safe
Thinking of getting a furry friend? Learn how to make your home pet safe to protect both your property and your animals.
What to know about renting to friends and family
With a vacant residency, renting to a family member or friend can bring extra income. Here's what to know and things to consider when renting to loved ones.
Paperwork for selling a home without a realtor
Selling a home without a realtor has some benefits. Read more on the process and what paperwork you may need for selling a house by owner.
Breaking down the cost to refinance your mortgage
Before refinancing your mortgage, review the cost to refinance. Understand the refinance fees you may pay at closing to see if a refinance is right for you.
What is a home warranty and how does it work?
As a homeowner, you may want to purchase a home warranty. Learn what a home warranty is, what it covers, and whether you would benefit from having one.