Pest inspections? Transfer taxes? Before you sign on the dotted line for your dream home, make sure you understand what you are paying for.
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.
Think homeownership is impossible for you? Here's how 20- and 30-somethings can make the dream a reality.
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.
These tips can help determine if refinancing a mortgage is a smart idea.
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.
Having some work done around your house? Here is a field guide to residential contractors and special tips for managing them.
Spring is coming, and it's time to declutter. Here are 7 tips to make money while cleaning out your basement and house.
From researching pricing to staging for the showing, 6 steps you need to take to prepare to sell.
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!
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.
People often negotiate the price of a new car or a house, few realize that plenty more things can be bargained for–including rent.
Think you don't have the cash it takes to become a homeowner? Think again.
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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?
Buying a "fixer-upper" has become a growing trend thanks to DIY home improvement shows. Before you make the investment, understand the costs, the process, and your funding options.
With interest rates going up, should you refinance your adjustable rate mortgage? Explore refinancing options, learn more about rates and closing costs, and get a better idea about which solution could be right for you.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Are you a first-time homebuyer considering a foreclosure or short sale purchase? Learn more about how to buy a foreclosure or short sale home.
Is it even possible to buy a house in seller's market? Yes, but you have to be smart about your approach.
Are you a millennial or first-time home buyer? Check out our guide to homeownership to prepare for the big purchase and get great tips for buying a home.
These 3 strategies for early home loan payoff can help save thousands of dollars.
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.
Considering paying off your mortgage early? It could be a smart move. Discover the pros and cons of early home loan payoff.
Will refinancing your home right now save you money? It could. Explore these refinance options to see if a refinance makes sense for you.
Buying your first home and considering different types of real estate? Check out our guide to single-family homes, condos, townhomes, co-ops, and more.
Dreaming of your own island getaway and wondering if you should buy? There's a lot to consider before you sign. Check out these tips from an expert.
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