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Winter Housing Market = Buyers’ Wonderland

Find out why winter might be the best time to buy a house, and read tips for homebuying in colder weather.

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Would You Buy a Home Next to a Cemetery?

Buying a home near a cemetery may not be as grave a mistake as you think.

5 Homebuying Reality TV Myths

How real is reality TV? Here are some homebuying lessons you won't learn from binge watching your favorite shows.

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Understanding Housing Counselors

If you have your eyes set on buying a home, but have questions or concerns, consider leaning on a Housing Counselor.

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Clearing Up Commission

Wondering how real estate agents get paid? It's time to learn about the real estate commission fee.

Pricing Out PMI

We're here to explain what PMI is and how it can be to your benefit.

Mortgage Rates: Are Your Stars Aligned?

Today's low mortgage rates can give you extra purchasing power, potentially making a home once unaffordable, affordable.

10 Homebuying Acronyms You Need to Know

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.

Renovations, Rates and Refinancing

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.

Finding Your Perfect Match

Looking for a new place to call home? With so many options to consider, we suggest starting with the classic mantra: location, location, location.

Together, We Make Home Possible

For all of us, it's more than just a job, it's our passion.

Lenders Make Home Possible

Buying a home can be an overwhelming experience, but lenders provide a steadying hand.

What's the Magic Number? Breaking Down Down Payments

Contrary to popular belief, you don't need a 20% downpayment to buy a home.

Agents Make Home Possible

Your real estate agent is responsible for finding the right home for you - at the right price

Housing Counselors Make Home Possible

Buying a home can be intimidating - if you're not sure how to get started, consider working with an experienced housing counselor.

Making Home Possible

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.

Memory Lane: Spring Homebuying

That's a wrap! Test your knowledge in our homebuying quiz to see what you've learn this spring.

Cruise Control: Settling into Homeownership

You purchased your dream home and you're a homeowner. Now what?

Amortization: Filling Up Your Tank

Learn how this important table serves as the financial fuel gauge of your mortgage.

Last Stop: Closing Day

Your destination is on the horizon and it's time to close the deal. Here's what to expect on closing day.

Making Your Offer: No U-turns

You’re moving full speed ahead and preparing to make an offer on your dream home. Here's what you need to know.

Beginner's Guide to Home Equity

What is equity and how can you build it?

Stuck at a Crossroads? How to Find the Right Home

There are many different routes you can take on your journey to homeownership, how do you decide which home is right for you?

Pit Stop: Time to Test Your Knowledge

You're half-way through the homebuying road trip. Let's take a quick break to see what you've learned so far.

Interest Rates: How to Navigate the Roads Ahead

Lenders set interest rates based on several factors- here's what steps you can take to secure the best rate possible.

Know About Mortgages Before You Go

Which mortgage product is best for you?

Budgeting for Your Journey: Part II

Now is when the rubber meets the road, finalizing your loan and preparing for your monthly mortgage payments.

Budgeting for Your Journey

Budgeting for your journey is never as much fun as the trip itself, but it's a critical part of the ride.

Gas Up for Your Down Payment

Be sure you have the right tools when thinking about your down payment.

Pre-approval Letter: Passport to Homeownership

What is a pre-approval letter and how do you get one?

Map It Out: The Homebuying Timeline

Before you hit the road, you should be able to answer the question: what are the steps in the homebuying process?

Co-Pilot(s): Assembling your Team

There are many people involved in your homebuying journey, and having the right people along for the ride can help navigate through the process.

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Listen Now: Hottest Homebuying Playlist

Playlists can make any journey more enjoyable and smooth sailing (even dancing!).

Spring Break or Spring Homebuying?

This spring homebuying season we're taking you on a road trip.

March Madness: The Final Four Cs

How do you get a loan? What do lenders look for? Housing's big dance happening off the basketball court.

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Keep Calm and Shop On

Spring home buying season is here, did you know shopping for a better mortgage rate could save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars?

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Is There a Faster Way to Be Mortgage Free?

90% of today's homebuyers choose a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, but what if you could be mortgage free faster?

New Job, New Home

You've taken a new job in a new city- here's how to find a new place to call home during your move.

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The Tolls of Your Commute

Today's average commute is longer than ever before, Be sure to factor in the cost of your commute, including time and money, when making your move.

Get In-The-Know About Escrow

What is escrow and how does it affect your monthly mortgage payment?

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Open Season: House Hunting with Kids

Before you begin touring homes, here are a few tips for parents to consider.

Planning Your Move

The excitement of buying a new home is frequently followed with the dread of having to move. We've put together some tips to make your move as seamless as possible.

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6 Steps to Achieve your Homebuying Resolution

If one of your resolutions for 2019 is to become a homeowner, we have 6 ways to make the homebuying process easier.

In It For The Long Run

For the final blog in our avoiding homebuying mistakes series we are talking about the long-term planning involved in homeownership.

Do Your Homework

We're explaining the importance of choosing a home that meets your long-run needs and stressing the first rule of real estate: location, location, location.

Making the "Right" Choice

If you are looking to buy a house, realize that there is likely more than one "right" home for you-every property will have its pros and cons.

Money Management: Bringing Home the Bacon

A home is likely the most expensive investment of your lifetime, so it is important to begin the home buying process by getting your financials in order.

Generation Z is Buying Homes

Although Generation Z is early-on in adulthood, they nearly match millennial aspirations for homeownership, 97% of Generation Z believe that they will own a home in the future.

Making a List, Checking it Twice

As you begin to make your holiday wish list, you might also consider creating a homebuying wish list.

How Much Home Can I Afford?

Finding the answer is one of the most important questions you'll have to answer when buying a home. Learn what matters most.