Owning a home | Homeownership 101
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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.
How to buy a vacation home (and rent it out)
Mention the word "vacation," and your mind automatically goes to beautiful and exotic destinations, an escape from your everyday world. How about a potential financial investment that not only provides you with a getaway when needed, but also an income opportunity when you’re not there? If this sounds like you, perhaps buying a vacation home is the right option.
Different types of refinances
Whether you want to lower your monthly payment, reduce the total amount you pay for your home or use your home’s equity to take cash out, refinancing can be a great option to meet your financial goals. No matter your reason, it’s important to find the option that works best for you.
Decide if you should buy a second home (and get a second mortgage)
Buying a second home can be tricky, but with preparation and some help from experts, you can make an informed decision that’s right for your situation.
8 home improvement ideas
Choosing the right DIY home improvement project requires planning and hard work, but nothing beats the proud feeling of a job well done.
Key lessons from experienced homeowners
Buying a home is possible at any age with the right resources and education to inform your decision.
5 things to know about home downsizing
Downsizing your home can save you a considerable amount of money in the long run. Here's how to put those extra funds to work.