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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?

Understanding the Homebuying Timeline

Understanding the Homebuying Timeline

We've outlined the main steps involved in the homebuying process to help get you started.

How Much is Affordability a Factor?

How Much is Affordability a Factor?

Renters say that affordability will dictate whether they will continue renting in the future.

Who Does What?

Who Does What?

The homebuying process can be intimidating. The good news? You'll have a team of very important people who will work hard to make your experience as smooth as possible.

2018 Spring Homebuying Season: Meet Nicole

2018 Spring Homebuying Season: Meet Nicole

Follow Nicole's homeownership journey this Spring for tips to get into a new home.

The Fiercest Spring Homebuying Season in a Decade

The Fiercest Spring Homebuying Season in a Decade

This year's spring homebuying season is predicted to be even more competitive than years past. Learn how you can get a head start on the competition.

Interest Rate vs. APR

Interest Rate vs. APR

Interest Rates and APR are both used when applying for a loan. Understanding the difference between them could save you thousands of dollars.

March Madness: The Bottom Line

March Madness: The Bottom Line

The 'Big Dance' is one of the most famous annual sporting events, giving 14 cities the opportunity to shine.

Will Millennials Move Out?

Will Millennials Move Out?

What happens the newly crowned largest generation decides to start buying homes...and what happens if they don't?

How Will Rising Rates Affect Your Bottom Line

How Will Rising Rates Affect Your Bottom Line

With the heightened talk about rising interest rates, many prospective homebuyers are understandably concerned about whether now is the right time to purchase a home.

Taking Responsibility

Taking Responsibility

While shopping for your home is fun and exciting, it's important to remember the responsibilities and financial commitments you'll have as a homeowner.