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Your Buying Power Just Increased

Your Buying Power Just Increased

New loan limit increases may help you reach your goal of buying a home.

What is Home Equity and Why Do I Want It?

What is Home Equity and Why Do I Want It?

Let's define the term and calculate how much home equity you have.

How Your Tax Refund Can Help You Buy a Home

How Your Tax Refund Can Help You Buy a Home

If you're expecting a tax refund this year, check out these three ways your refund could bring you closer to homeownership.

Renting Vs. Buying: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

Renting Vs. Buying: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

Answer these five questions and you'll be ready to make major decisions by the time the spring thaw comes.

Who Do I Call If Disaster Forbearance Is Ending?

Who Do I Call If Disaster Forbearance Is Ending?

Were your monthly mortgage payments suspended temporarily because you were affected by a recent natural disaster? Wondering what happens when this 'forbearance period' ends?

Numbers Don't Lie: 2017 Housing Trends

Numbers Don't Lie: 2017 Housing Trends

The National Association of REALTORS annual report on home buyers and sellers is full of information on the state of housing in 2017.

How Much Will You Bring to the Closing Table?

How Much Will You Bring to the Closing Table?

Before you get the keys to the home that you're buying, you'll go through the closing process, which includes paying certain fees. How much money are we talking about?

Pros and Cons of Buying a Home in Winter

Pros and Cons of Buying a Home in Winter

Just because Spring is a busier real estate season than the others doesn't make it better for buyers.

One Easy System for Improving Your Credit? Yes!

One Easy System for Improving Your Credit? Yes!

Looking for an easy, convenient way to better manage your finances, improve your credit, save money, and work toward buying a home? Check out this new Freddie Mac program.

Use Your Assets

Use Your Assets

Did you know you can use your financial assets to qualify for a conforming, conventional mortgage?

What to Expect: Tick Tock

What to Expect: Tick Tock

If you're looking to buy your first home, you're likely asking how long the homebuying process takes, soup to nuts. Learn more about the timeline and necessary steps.

Mars vs. Venus and Your Home

Mars vs. Venus and Your Home

It's a fact that men's and women's brains are wired in different ways. Just how much do these differences stack up when looking for a home? Let's find out.