Tools and Resources

Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases most of us make - it's important to understand your mortgage loan options so you can be confident going into closing. These tools and resources can help you with everything from what to know about your credit score to knowing the difference between a fixed-rate and a jumbo loan.

4 first-time homebuyers' mortgage mistakes - and how to avoid them

4 first-time homebuyers’ mortgage loan mistakes – and how to avoid them

Is the thought of homebuying a little overwhelming? Learn solutions to some of the most common newbie mortgage mistakes.

Become a savvier mortgage shopper
9 Steps to home ownership

9 steps to close: What to expect from the homebuying process

Wondering what’s involved in securing a home loan? Here’s the lowdown.

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Types of mortgages

Types of mortgages

Find out about the most common mortgage loan options and whether they might be a good fit for you.

Compare various mortgage loans
Applying for a mortgage? Here are the documents you will need.

Applying for a mortgage? Here are the documents you will need.

When it comes time to apply for a mortgage and gather up the paperwork for your loan application, this list can help.

Review your checklist
6 steps for saving for a down payment

6 steps for saving for a down payment

These simple tips can help you build up a nest egg to put towards owning a home.

Start saving with these ideas
Interest Rates 101

Interest rates 101

Wondering how lenders determine home mortgage rates? From points to credit scores, here's what you need to know about interest rates.

Learn about rates on mortgage loans
Improve your credit score now with these tips

Improve your credit score now with these tips

Understanding how having a good credit score helps you get the best rates on your mortgage - check out these easy ways to boost your score.

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Need to sell? How to prep your home to move

Need to sell? How to prep your home to move.

Improve your chances on selling your home in a hurry with these ideas.

Check out these tips to sell
4 reasons to refinance

4 reasons to refinance your mortgage loan

Interest rates down? It may be time to consider refinancing your mortgage loan.

Learn more about refinancing
Mortgage terminology

Mortgage terminology

Fixed mortgage rates? Different loan options? This glossary includes all the mortgage terms you may encounter during your path to purchase.

Mortgage terms explained
Why Key

Why Key?

At KeyBank we're committed to helping you reach your financial goals - including homeownership.

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Let's get together

Let's get together

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Find a mortgage officer

We're in your neighborhood!

Check out our list of home load officers near you.

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