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Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Preparedness

Texas and Louisiana just experienced the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, and already we are bracing for the impact of another powerful storm, Hurricane Irma.

HARP Bonus: More Time, Low Rates

HARP Bonus: More Time, Low Rates

HARP has been extended until December 31, 2018 and rates are still historically low. All it takes is a few minutes to see if you qualify.

Winter is Coming. Will Home Sales and Prices Cool?

Winter is Coming. Will Home Sales and Prices Cool?

With school back in session now is a good time to look back on how Spring and Summer home sales have fared thus far.

Mortgage Assistance in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

Mortgage Assistance in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

If you are a homeowner impacted by Hurricane Harvey, mortgage relief may be available. Contact your mortgage company right away to discuss your options.

Buying a Home is Still Affordable. Or is it?

Buying a Home is Still Affordable. Or is it?

Is buying a home affordable today? The answer is yes and no. It depends on a variety of factors, including where you live.

Going Green? Ask Questions First!

Going Green? Ask Questions First!

If you're looking to finance your energy–efficient home improvements, make sure you ask yourself these three questions first.

The Facts (and Myths) on Home Inspections

The Facts (and Myths) on Home Inspections

Because home inspections are such an important part of your homebuying journey, it's important to separate the facts from the myths.

Paying Down the Mortgage: Meet Stephen, Brad and Patty

Paying Down the Mortgage: Meet Stephen, Brad and Patty

We reached out to three homeowners, all at various stages of their mortgage, and asked them how it felt to be paying off their home. Read what they had to say.

The Facts (and Myths) on Down Payments and PMI

The Facts (and Myths) on Down Payments and PMI

Before accepting the 20% down myth, it's important to do your homework, weigh the pros and cons regarding your down payment options and separate the facts from the myths.

An MVP Team Can Help You Score That Home

An MVP Team Can Help You Score That Home

For something as important as buying a home, you need the right team of housing professionals working with you.

33% of Homeowners Do This.  Would You?

33% of Homeowners Do This. Would You?

Last year, 19% of survey respondents said they would buy a house sight unseen. This year, 33%. Find out why.

Better, Stronger and Making a Difference

Better, Stronger and Making a Difference

We've transformed into a stronger, more competitive company. In turn, this has allowed us to transform the U.S. housing finance system for the better.