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.
Paying for emergency home repairs
An emergency home repair can arise anytime, being an inconvenience. Learn about common emergency repairs and how to pay for them.
A guide to restrictive covenants in real estate
A restrictive covenant is an agreement made with the HOA about what can be done to the property. Learn what restrictive covenants are, their types, and more.
Vacant home insurance: What is it and who needs it
If you have an uninhabited property, consider a vacant home insurance policy. Learn what vacant home insurance covers and who should add it to their policy.
A homeowner’s guide to mold in your home
Mold in a home can damage both your home and your personal health. Learn how to prevent mold in your home, the effects it has on your home, and proper removal.
Rodent control 101: What homeowners need to know
Maintaining your home helps preserve its property value. Learn how to keep mice out of your house, the cost of rodent control, and the damage rodents can cause.
Your guide to variance in real estate
If you're planning a home renovation, you might live in an area with zoning variances for real estate. Learn what a zoning variance is and how to apply for one.