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.
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.
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.
Navigating the Mortgage Closing Process
The mortgage closing process requires some planning and paperwork; a mortgage advisor can help you understand the process and stay on track.
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.