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

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.

Making (Manufactured) Home Sweeter

Making (Manufactured) Home Sweeter

Manufactured homes are an affordable option for many people, especially in rural areas. Our support for manufactured housing communities helps keep them that way.

3% Down in Three Easy Steps

3% Down in Three Easy Steps

Are you looking to take advantage of a 3% down payment? Here are the three steps that you need to know.

Low Rates = High Purchasing Power

Low Rates = High Purchasing Power

Mortgage rates are a still a steal for buyers.

Welcome to Your New Luxury (Manufactured) Home

Welcome to Your New Luxury (Manufactured) Home

For high–end finishes at bargain prices, check out today's crop of new manufactured homes.

Could You Chart a Similar Path to Buying a Home?

Could You Chart a Similar Path to Buying a Home?

Meet Layanna, a single mom. Through her commitment and the support of her real estate agent, loan officer, and community, she's a brand–new homeowner.