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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.

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!).

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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?

3 Reasons to Love Tax Season

There is just over a month until Tax Day 2019. If you’re expecting a refund, here's how it can bring you closer to homeownership.

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Crafting Your Home Security Blanket

Whichever security measures you choose to keep your home safe, do your research so that you can be confident with the level of protection it provides.

Get In-The-Know About Escrow

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

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Time to Fix Your ARM?

If you have an ARM that's scheduled to adjust soon, you may want to consider the benefits of a fixed-rate mortgage while rates are still low.

How KonMari Can Help Homeowners

If you're preparing your house to be staged, packing to move, or looking to make better use of the space you already have, here are some Marie Kondo inspired tips to help.

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FYIs about DIY

If you're a homeowner you've probably got ideas for home improvements... so how do DIY home projects compare to professional renovations?

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Reach Your Dreams with 3% Down

Low down payment mortgage options – some requiring as little as 3% down – are available for qualified borrowers and can offer you a path to homeownership.

From Saving Up to Settling Down: The Homebuying Lifecycle

Here are three key phases of homeownership that many people experience during their lifetime.

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.