Buying a Home
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Whether you’re a first time buyer or moving on, build your knowledge and your confidence as you buy your home.
5 Must-Haves for Buying a Vacation Rental Property
If you're thinking about buying a vacation rental property, don't start your house hunt before considering these five requirements to ensure that the investment pays off.
5 Steps to Prepare for a Long-Term Home Vacancy
Whether you're going on an extended vacation or you're shuttering your winter getaway for your primary residence, you should know the basics of properly preparing for a long-term home vacancy.
When Buying a Home, Don't Forget to Factor This in
Here are the questions you should ask yourself when thinking about the neighborhood, community, and town you might find yourself living in after your next real estate purchase.
Refinancing Your Second Home: Considerations and More
While people often focus on refinancing a primary residence, refinancing a second home is a similar process, and it can be just as worthwhile financially.
Choosing Between a 30-Year Mortgage and a 15-Year Mortgage
There are four main differences between a 30-year mortgage and a 15-year mortgage. Read on to see how the comparison breaks down and get some tips for deciding which type of mortgage is best for your situation.
Saving for a Down Payment on a House
Conventional wisdom says it's best to make a 20 percent down payment when you buy your home.
Questions to Ask Your Mortgage Loan Officer
Your journey toward homeownership begins with someone who can help you get a mortgage — your mortgage loan officer.
Making an Offer: Tips to Seal the Deal on Your Dream Home
What goes into the strategy behind making an offer? And what makes sense for you, your finances, and your local real estate market?
Getting Your Seller to Pay Closing Costs on Your Next House
Buying a new house is exciting, but it can also be costly, and one way to save is by reducing closing costs, which can be 3-6 percent of your mortgage.
Buying a Second Home to Escape Winter
Rather than paying for hotels or rentals during your winter vacations, purchasing a second property could be the more attractive option.
6 Common Myths About Selling a Home
Here are six common myths you may hear about when selling a home.
How to Reduce Closing Costs on Your First Home
Here's what you need to know about the closing costs you may encounter and how to lower the amount you pay upfront.