The cost of renting a home involves more than paying monthly rent. Find out what you need to know, for the short- and long-term.
If you have your eyes set on buying a home, but have questions or concerns, consider leaning on a Housing Counselor.
In the DC Metro Area, proximity to a Metro station has an impact on home prices.
A homeowners association (HOA) is a group who enforces rules to protect home values and maintain the quality of life for a community.
What's the real cost of owning a home? Our calculators can help you budget how much home you can afford.
NFL stadiums can have a major impact on the local economy and real estate market, where does your team rank against the rest?
With kids back in school and the days getting shorter, some families may think it wise to wait for the spring or summer buying season to find a great deal on a new home.
Wondering how real estate agents get paid? It's time to learn about the real estate commission fee.
Not all home projects are equal when it comes to earning you a return on investment.
We're here to explain what PMI is and how it can be to your benefit.
Have you started preparing your home for fall? As seasons change, so do your home's needs.
Ready to sign the lease on your first "adult" home? As a renter, you have both rights and responsibilities, here are three things you should review with your landlord before signing.
For recent graduates, where you'll live is probably top of mind. To help you get started on your rental journey, here are a few questions to think about.
Learn how to qualify for a mortgage if you have a non-traditional work situation.
Today's low mortgage rates can give you extra purchasing power, potentially making a home once unaffordable, affordable.
Whether you choose a 10-, 15-, 20- or 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, you're guaranteed that your monthly mortgage payment will remain the same for the entire term of the loan.
Housing affordability is a challenge impacting over half of today's renters and homeowners.
PMI, APR, LTV… say what? Learn some of the most important industry acronyms and their definitions, so you can sound like a pro as you go through the homebuying process.
When a disaster hits home it can be overwhelming. You've got mortgage relief questions? We've got your answers.
If you are in an area where wildfires are an active risk, it's important to act now to protect your home later.
Rising home prices over the last 10 years have played a significant role in building wealth across the nation.
Tornadoes develop quickly and often arrive without warning, no matter where you live, a little planning can go a long way to protect your family and your home from these disasters.
Summer weather calls for smart, green solutions to beat the heat and save hard-earned dollars.
Hurricane season is here and while no one can stop a tropical storm from happening, you can take steps to ensure your safety.
Freddie Mac's new CHOICERenovation mortgage saves both time and money by providing cost-effective options for financing or refinancing home renovations, repairs, or improvements.
Financial preparedness involves more than just setting aside funds for an emergency.
Owning a home is considered the American Dream by many. In addition to the feelings of pride and accomplishment, becoming a homeowner has lifelong benefits.
Looking for a new place to call home? With so many options to consider, we suggest starting with the classic mantra: location, location, location.
For all of us, it's more than just a job, it's our passion.
As the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage nears a two-year low, more homeowners are entering the "refi-eligible" pool.
Buying a home can be an overwhelming experience, but lenders provide a steadying hand.
Contrary to popular belief, you don't need a 20% downpayment to buy a home.
Your real estate agent is responsible for finding the right home for you - at the right price
Buying a home can be intimidating - if you're not sure how to get started, consider working with an experienced housing counselor.
We're proud to be part of the industry that helps turn dreams into reality for people like first-time homebuyer Patrick Mineo of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
That's a wrap! Test your knowledge in our homebuying quiz to see what you've learn this spring.
You purchased your dream home and you're a homeowner. Now what?
Learn how this important table serves as the financial fuel gauge of your mortgage.
Your destination is on the horizon and it's time to close the deal. Here's what to expect on closing day.
You’re moving full speed ahead and preparing to make an offer on your dream home. Here's what you need to know.
What is equity and how can you build it?
There are many different routes you can take on your journey to homeownership, how do you decide which home is right for you?
You're half-way through the homebuying road trip. Let's take a quick break to see what you've learned so far.
Lenders set interest rates based on several factors- here's what steps you can take to secure the best rate possible.
Which mortgage product is best for you?
Now is when the rubber meets the road, finalizing your loan and preparing for your monthly mortgage payments.
Budgeting for your journey is never as much fun as the trip itself, but it's a critical part of the ride.
Be sure you have the right tools when thinking about your down payment.
What is a pre-approval letter and how do you get one?
Before you hit the road, you should be able to answer the question: what are the steps in the homebuying process?