Understanding mortgage rates can save you thousands of dollars. Learn how rates are set and how to get the best possible rate on your next mortgage.
Find out more about home warranties, what they cover, and whether it 's a smart move.
The Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) offers relief for homeowners who are still underwater after the housing crisis. Do you qualify for a HARP loan?
It's tempting to refinance a mortgage now when rates are low. But if you are close to retirement, there may be added risks. Here are some pros and cons of refinancing near retirement worth considering.
People often negotiate the price of a new car or a house, few realize that plenty more things can be bargained for–including rent.
Ready to buy a home now? Or is renting a better option ? From timing to finances to lifestyle, get insight and advice as to which housing option makes the most sense.
Ready to buy a home? Make sure you are as informed as possible. Here are some myths and facts about mortgages to help you in your decision.
A home equity loan can be a smart, affordable way to borrow. Learn about the benefits, requirements, options, risks, and how much you can borrow.
Ready to buy a home? There is a lot to consider, including a loan application. Make sure you're ready to apply for a home loan with these helpful tips.
For homeowners with plenty of equity in their property, a home equity line of credit (or HELOC) can be a convenient line of credit. But how does it work?
Want to know how to tackle your honey-do list and pay for major home improvements? These tips and ideas can help you prioritize, plan, afford, and accomplish your spring and summer home projects.
Considering paying off your mortgage early? It could be a smart move. Discover the pros and cons of early home loan payoff.
Thinking about buying a foreclosure? Here are some things to keep in mind before embarking on this challenging journey.
Ready to buy a home? The standard down payment is 20 percent of purchase price, but is that the right move for all situations?
Think homeownership is impossible for you? Here's how 20- and 30-somethings can make the dream a reality.
Thinking about buying a new house? Here's what you need to know to buy in today's market.
Thinking of refinancing before rates jump? Hold your horses. Make sure to consider these 8 questions before you refi.
These 3 strategies for early home loan payoff can help save thousands of dollars.
Think you don't have the cash it takes to become a homeowner? Think again.
Buying a house? Here's a breakdown of the fees you'll pay that are critical to closing the deal.
Considering a home equity loan to pay for renovations or debt consolidation ? BBVA Compass has the answers to FAQs that you need to make a smart decision.
There are many benefits to refinancing, including lowering your interest rate and your mortgage term. Our helpful Re-Fi Survival Guide can make it easier!
Private mortgage insurance (also called PMI) can add hundreds of dollars to a monthly mortgage payment. Learn what it is and how to avoid paying it.
Make the move from renter to homeowner with these homeownership tips.
Today's first-time home buyers are different than in years past, and the market they're facing is too. Check out these stats and tips for first-time buyers.
Pest inspections? Transfer taxes? Before you sign on the dotted line for your dream home, make sure you understand what you are paying for.
Buying or refinancing a home can be one of the largest and most complex financial decision most of us will ever make.
These tips can help determine if refinancing a mortgage is a smart idea.
Here's some of our "best practice" tips that may help simplify the mortgage process and set you on the path toward your new home.
Four Lights Houses founder Jay Shafer talks about how radical simplification equals liberation and other lessons learned from the tiny house trend.
Moving can be stressful, not to mention expensive. Check out these 11 options for cutting costs.
Many homeowners dream of renovating, but worry about the price tag attached. Find easy tips for to help you save money on your renovation.
Whether you're planning to sell your home or just want to enjoy it more, these are the top five inexpensive ways to freshen things up.
Whether you're relocating across the country or simply down the block, some advance preparation can ensure your move goes smoothly and you avoid any added stress.
From researching pricing to staging for the showing, 6 steps you need to take to prepare to sell.
Spring is coming, and it's time to declutter. Here are 7 tips to make money while cleaning out your basement and house.
Having some work done around your house? Here is a field guide to residential contractors and special tips for managing them.
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