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3 Tips for Buying an Energy- and Water-Efficient Home
From windows to water heaters and insulation to certifications, learn how to look for efficiency in a home you’re considering buying.
What to Know Before Buying a Home at Higher Risk of a Natural Disaster
When you are in the market to purchase a home, it’s important to think about how your home might fare in the event of a natural disaster.
What Is Private Mortgage Insurance?
In considering the total costs of buying and owning a home, don't forget to factor in private mortgage insurance (PMI).
How Community Land Trusts Can Make Homebuying More Affordable
Learn what a community land trust is, how it works and how this structure may make it possible for you to buy a home.
5 Steps to Success Before Closing Day
With support from a qualified team, and by staying on top of key actions, you can help ensure that you’re prepared for closing day.
Top 10 States Where Home Prices Increased the Most
In 2021, people moved to homes in affordable areas with good weather and plentiful outdoor activities. This migration led to a significant increase in home prices for states in two distinct regions.
What’s Driving Home Price Growth in 2022?
The housing market has been red hot, but if you’re looking to buy in 2022, there is good news: the market may cool down slightly.
What You Need to Know About Discount Points
Learn how discount points affect your mortgage and when you should consider buying them.
6 Tips to Consider When Shopping for a Lender
It pays shop for a lender. Learn six tips for getting quotes and comparing mortgage options to help find the home loan that’s right for you.
Why You Should Consider Buying a Manufactured Home
Offering both quality and value, a manufactured home could be an affordable option to get you into a home of your own.
What Homebuyers Can Expect with an Appraisal — and What to Do If It's Below Your Offer Price
Buying a home is one of the most important financial investments you'll make, and getting a professional evaluation of its condition and value before you finalize the purchase is critical.