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Helpful information and tips on buying, owning or renting a home and the housing market

Let's Get to the Point

Let's Get to the Point

While shopping for a mortgage you'll be offered the option to buy 'discount points.' What are they and do you need them?

Amore Your Amortization Schedule

Amore Your Amortization Schedule

What exactly is amortization, what is an amortization schedule, and why does it matter?

Homeownership: Taking Taxes into Account

Homeownership: Taking Taxes into Account

2018 ushered in new federal income tax laws that have many homeowners scratching their heads and wondering how the changes will affect them . The answer: It depends.

Putting the ROI in RenOvatIons

Putting the ROI in RenOvatIons

Here are six home improvement projects that will almost pay for themselves in resale value.

Should You Fix It or Adjust It?

Should You Fix It or Adjust It?

Take the time to learn the important features and benefits of the two most prominent mortgage types.

Stability through Innovation

Stability through Innovation

Learn how our transformation and innovations are creating a better, more stable housing finance system.

Want to Buy a Home? Answer These 5 Questions

Want to Buy a Home? Answer These 5 Questions

Before purchasing your home, it's important to get a full picture of your financial situation.

What's Your Financial IQ?

What's Your Financial IQ?

April is Financial Literacy Month and there is no better time than now to brush up on your financial education and life-long money management skills.

Debunking the 20% Down Myth

Debunking the 20% Down Myth

Don't let the 20% myth keep you from purchasing a home this spring homebuying season.

Don't Leave Money on the Table

Don't Leave Money on the Table

Shopping around for a better a mortgage rate could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars.

Beyond Your Mortgage: Know What You Can Afford

Beyond Your Mortgage: Know What You Can Afford

In addition to your mortgage, there are additional expenses to consider when planning for your financial future once you become a homeowner.

But Wait, There's More

But Wait, There's More

In addition to principal and interest, your monthly mortgage payment may also include an escrow payment and private mortgage insurance payment. So, what are these extra payments?