Buying a Home
Be at home with your decisions.
Whether you’re a first time buyer or moving on, build your knowledge and your confidence as you buy your 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.
What Is an In-Law Apartment and Why Should Your Next Home Have One?
Now is the time to think about whether a home with an in-law apartment isn't just a good practical solution for your family, but a great long-term investment as well.
Tips for the Second-time Homebuyer
While buying your first house is a big milestone, buying a house for the second time can be an even more significant purchase.
How Much Do I Need to Buy a House? Tips for Future Homebuyers
If you're in the market for a new home, you may be wondering, "How much do I need to buy a house?" From down payments and closing costs to reserves and moving expenses, the thought of buying a house can quickly become overwhelming.
What Does My Escrow Balance Pay?
Let's break down the escrow process to help you understand what an escrow account is, and what the escrow balance pays for throughout the homebuying process as well as the life of your mortgage.
Navigating the Mortgage Closing Process (COI)
The mortgage closing process requires some planning and paperwork; a mortgage advisor can help you understand the process and stay on track.
Open House Questions to Ask Real Estate Agents
Attending an open house can be one of the most effective ways to find your first home or any new property, as you'll get to walk through the rooms. By preparing open house questions for the real estate agent hosting the event, you can gain insights that may otherwise be difficult to gather.
How to Thaw and Prevent Frozen Pipes
Having frozen pipes can be a nuisance but here are some preventative steps you can take to prevent this from happening.
Planting a Perennial Flower Garden After Buying a Home
How do you start a perennial garden — a garden that you plant once and reap the benefits from for years to come — and what are the annual upkeep tasks to sustain it?
Timeshare Tips: Buying a Vacation Property
Timeshare ownership can be an appealing opportunity, but the purchase does come with a few complexities. Read on for some timeshare tips.
Buying a Condo or a House: Which Should You Consider?
Before you begin looking at properties, take time to weigh the pros and cons and decide if you're interested in buying a condo or a house.
How to Build Your Dream Garage
Building a new garage or updating an existing one can boost your property's value and give you some added space for your passion projects. But there's a lot to consider when creating your dream garage.