Keyword: Homeownership

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3 Reasons Why Fall is a Great Time to Sell

Homebuyers are ready to fall in the love with your home.

Homeownership: 90% of today's homeowners believe that homeownership is part of the American Dream

Top 4 Things Every New Homeowner Should Do

From setting up utilities to changing the locks, here is a list of things to do once you have the keys to your new home.

5 Questions to Ask Before You Buy a Green Home

Are you in the market for an eco-friendly home? Work with your team to understand all your options.

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Disaster Preparedness: Emergency Checklist

Learn how to secure your home to protect against the dangers of wildfires, flooding and hurricane force winds.

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Disaster Preparedness: Know Your Risk

One of the first steps in disaster preparedness is to know what disasters and hazards could affect your area.

Time to Refinance?

Learn more about your mortgage refinancing options, understand today's rates and figure out how find the right loan for you.

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Your COVID-19 Housing Questions Answered Part 2

If you have questions about housing due to COVID-19, we are here to answer your questions.

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Your COVID-19 Housing Questions Answered

If you’ve been financially impacted by COVID-19, find the answers to you housing questions.

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Understanding Payment Deferral During COVID-19

Learn how payment deferral can help bring you current on your mortgage.

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Who to Contact for Mortgage Assistance

Free assistance is available to help guide you through financial hardship.

Understanding Forbearance During COVID-19

Learn the facts on Freddie Mac forbearance.

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Avoiding Foreclosure Rescue Fraud

Learn the common elements of this fraud and how to to avoid it.

Avoiding Fraud: Call Spoofing

Unfortunately, during times of hardship families are often targeted by fraud artists who attempt to take advantage of those seeking assistance.

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"Best Time to Buy" Home Maintenance Guide

When it comes to home improvement, there are a lot of ways to maximize your savings!

The Green Glossary

Ready to reduce your home's carbon footprint? These words and phrases can help you speak green.

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What Drives Renting and Owning Decisions?

Why do you live where you live? Our survey finds affordability remains a key concern for both renters and owners.

Use Your Tax Refund to Buy A Home

If you're expecting a refund this year, here are 3 ways it could bring you closer to homeownership.

Is 2020 Your Year to Refinance?

The trifecta of interest-rate cuts in 2019 boded well for homeowners looking to refinance. Does it make sense for you?

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Stop Homebuyers in Their Scroll

Learn the importance of listing photos when selling a home.

Four Reasons to Go Green

When it comes to energy-efficiency and your home, there are four notable reasons to go green.

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Bundling Up Your Home for Winter

Use this checklist to winterize your home and prepare for the colder days ahead.

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What are HOAs?

A homeowners association (HOA) is a group who enforces rules to protect home values and maintain the quality of life for a community.

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The Best Week to Buy a Home

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.

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Six Home Improvements Offering the Highest ROI

Not all home projects are equal when it comes to earning you a return on investment.

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Pumpkin Spice and Making Your Home Nice

Have you started preparing your home for fall? As seasons change, so do your home's needs.

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Self-Employed Mortgage Application Tips

Learn how to qualify for a mortgage if you have a non-traditional work situation.

FAQ: Disaster Relief

When a disaster hits home it can be overwhelming. You've got mortgage relief questions? We've got your answers.

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Sparking Action: Wildfire Preparedness

If you are in an area where wildfires are an active risk, it's important to act now to protect your home later.

Equity and The Power of Appreciation

Rising home prices over the last 10 years have played a significant role in building wealth across the nation.

Disaster Preparedness: Tornado Tips

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 Greens

Summer weather calls for smart, green solutions to beat the heat and save hard-earned dollars.

Weathering the Storm: Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane season is here and while no one can stop a tropical storm from happening, you can take steps to ensure your safety.

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.

The Key Documents for Emergency Preparedness

Financial preparedness involves more than just setting aside funds for an emergency.

The Independence of Owning a Home

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.

Together, We Make Home Possible

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

6.8 Million Are In The Pool. Are You?

As the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage nears a two-year low, more homeowners are entering the "refi-eligible" pool.

Lenders Make Home Possible

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

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.