Appreciation and Building Home Equity
Owning your home is an investment, and home equity is part of a long-term strategy to build financial stability.
Top 4 Things Every New Homeowner Should Do
From setting up utilities to changing the locks, here is a list of things to do once you have the keys to your new home.
How to Ensure a Smooth Closing
Before closing day arrives, follow these steps to make sure you are prepared.
5 Rules for Making an Offer on a Home
Once you find a home that meets your wants and needs, your real estate agent will help you make a strong offer.
Tips for Online House Hunting
Modern technology is changing a lot of things – including the way buyers search for homes.
How to Find the Right Mortgage
You will need to consider these three things when choosing a mortgage.
How to Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage
Here's what you need to know to get pre-approved for a mortgage.
Do I Need to Put 20% Down on a Home?
Contrary to popular belief, you can put as little as a 3% down payment on a home.
Budgeting for Upfront Costs: The Homebuyer’s Guide
Learn which expenses you’ll need to cover out of pocket, so you can factor them into your final homebuying budget.
8 Steps to Buying a Home
Are you ready to buy a home? Here's a step-by-step guide to help you navigate the homebuying process.
5 Simple Ways to Make Your Home Eco-Friendly
Making green improvements can not only reduce the cost of your utilities but can also increase the value of your home. In fact, Freddie Mac research has shown that homes with an energy efficient rating sell for 2.7% more on average than homes without these ratings.