Clearing Up Commission
Wondering how real estate agents get paid? It's time to learn about the real estate commission fee.
Pumpkin Spice and Making Your Home Nice
Have you started preparing your home for fall? As seasons change, so do your home's needs.
Renter's Guide Part 2
Ready to sign the lease on your first "adult" home? As a renter, you have both rights and responsibilities, here are three things you should review with your landlord before signing.
Renter's Guide to Post Graduation
For recent graduates, where you'll live is probably top of mind. To help you get started on your rental journey, here are a few questions to think about.
Mortgage Rates: Are Your Stars Aligned?
Today's low mortgage rates can give you extra purchasing power, potentially making a home once unaffordable, affordable.
Choose Your Term
Whether you choose a 10-, 15-, 20- or 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, you're guaranteed that your monthly mortgage payment will remain the same for the entire term of the loan.
How is Affordability Influencing Your Zip Code?
Housing affordability is a challenge impacting over half of today's renters and homeowners.
10 Homebuying Acronyms You Need to Know
PMI, APR, LTV… say what? Learn some of the most important industry acronyms and their definitions, so you can sound like a pro as you go through the homebuying process.
FAQ: Disaster Relief
When a disaster hits home it can be overwhelming. You've got mortgage relief questions? We've got your answers.
Sparking Action: Wildfire Preparedness
If you are in an area where wildfires are an active risk, it's important to act now to protect your home later.
Equity and The Power of Appreciation
Rising home prices over the last 10 years have played a significant role in building wealth across the nation.
Disaster Preparedness: Tornado Tips
Tornadoes develop quickly and often arrive without warning, no matter where you live, a little planning can go a long way to protect your family and your home from these disasters.
Summer weather calls for smart, green solutions to beat the heat and save hard-earned dollars.
Weathering the Storm: Hurricane Preparedness
Hurricane season is here and while no one can stop a tropical storm from happening, you can take steps to ensure your safety.
Renovations, Rates and Refinancing
Freddie Mac's new CHOICERenovation mortgage saves both time and money by providing cost-effective options for financing or refinancing home renovations, repairs, or improvements.
The Key Documents for Emergency Preparedness
Financial preparedness involves more than just setting aside funds for an emergency.
Finding Your Perfect Match
Looking for a new place to call home? With so many options to consider, we suggest starting with the classic mantra: location, location, location.
6.8 Million Are In The Pool. Are You?
As the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage nears a two-year low, more homeowners are entering the "refi-eligible" pool.
Lenders Make Home Possible
Buying a home can be an overwhelming experience, but lenders provide a steadying hand.
What's the Magic Number? Breaking Down Down Payments
Contrary to popular belief, you don't need a 20% downpayment to buy a home.
Agents Make Home Possible
Your real estate agent is responsible for finding the right home for you - at the right price
Housing Counselors Make Home Possible
Buying a home can be intimidating - if you're not sure how to get started, consider working with an experienced housing counselor.
Making Home Possible
We're proud to be part of the industry that helps turn dreams into reality for people like first-time homebuyer Patrick Mineo of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Memory Lane: Spring Homebuying
That's a wrap! Test your knowledge in our homebuying quiz to see what you've learn this spring.
Cruise Control: Settling into Homeownership
You purchased your dream home and you're a homeowner. Now what?
Amortization: Filling Up Your Tank
Learn how this important table serves as the financial fuel gauge of your mortgage.
Last Stop: Closing Day
Your destination is on the horizon and it's time to close the deal. Here's what to expect on closing day.
Making Your Offer: No U-turns
You’re moving full speed ahead and preparing to make an offer on your dream home. Here's what you need to know.
Pit Stop: Time to Test Your Knowledge
You're half-way through the homebuying road trip. Let's take a quick break to see what you've learned so far.
Interest Rates: How to Navigate the Roads Ahead
Lenders set interest rates based on several factors- here's what steps you can take to secure the best rate possible.
Budgeting for Your Journey: Part II
Now is when the rubber meets the road, finalizing your loan and preparing for your monthly mortgage payments.
Budgeting for Your Journey
Budgeting for your journey is never as much fun as the trip itself, but it's a critical part of the ride.
Gas Up for Your Down Payment
Be sure you have the right tools when thinking about your down payment.
Pre-approval Letter: Passport to Homeownership
What is a pre-approval letter and how do you get one?
Map It Out: The Homebuying Timeline
Before you hit the road, you should be able to answer the question: what are the steps in the homebuying process?
Co-Pilot(s): Assembling your Team
There are many people involved in your homebuying journey, and having the right people along for the ride can help navigate through the process.
Listen Now: Hottest Homebuying Playlist
Playlists can make any journey more enjoyable and smooth sailing (even dancing!).
March Madness: The Final Four Cs
How do you get a loan? What do lenders look for? Housing's big dance happening off the basketball court.
Spelling It Out: Apartment Types
Don't see the difference between a high-rise and a mid-rise? We're breaking down various types of multifamily properties you may encounter in rental housing.
Keep Calm and Shop On
Spring home buying season is here, did you know shopping for a better mortgage rate could save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars?
Is There a Faster Way to Be Mortgage Free?
90% of today's homebuyers choose a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, but what if you could be mortgage free faster?
Intro to Adulting: Credit Basics for Grads
Credit 101: Before you get that diploma, check out this crash course on the ins and outs of credit.
New Job, New Home
You've taken a new job in a new city- here's how to find a new place to call home during your move.