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.
Mortgage default, explained
Mortgage default typically occurs when you miss your payments. Although it may sound scary, there are options to explore with your lender for moving forward.
What is an iBuyer?
An iBuyer is a technology company in the business of buying and selling real estate. Learn how iBuyers work and the pros and cons of working with one.
Mortgage assistance options to consider
If you find yourself in need of mortgage assistance, know what options are available. Learn more in this article.
What is property tax and how is it calculated?
Property taxes help cover local government services and are a part of every homeowner’s reality. Learn about how property taxes are calculated and how they work.
What is sweat equity?
Sweat equity may increase the value of your home. Learn what sweat equity means in real estate, how it works and more.
Encroachment: what it is and what it means in real estate
Encroachment in real estate is when one party impinges on another party’s property. Learn what encroachment in real estate means, how it is settled, and more.