The Right Pre-Approval Letter Helps You Get The Home You Want
A good pre-approval letter can give you a leg up when house hunting. Here's how to get one that will work for you.
Everyone's talking about refinancing – should you?
The past year has seen a refinance boom due to low rates and a need for savings. But does a refinance truly make sense for you? Shop around to find out.
Down Payment 101
You don't have to put down 20% for a house. Here's a list of programs and loans for help with a down payment.
How Lenders Evaluate Occupancy Types
This Own Up Resource Center article explains the different home occupancy types and how they may affect your loan.
The 5 Dangers of Mortgage Calculators
Online mortgage calculators are widely used by first-time homebuyers, but here's what you might not know about using them.
Mortgage Insurance 101
Mortgage insurance is required if you have less than a 20% down payment. Here's what to know before signing on for mortgage insurance.
What is a Mortgage?
Home buyers may wonder what is a mortgage. Learn the basics and the different types of mortgages in this guide.
Step-by-Step Guide: How to Buy a House for the First Time
Buying a home for the first time can be hard. Read this step by step guide to save time and money.
How Much Mortgage Can I Afford?
For most people, home affordability ultimately depends on the answer to the question: how much is a bank or mortgage company willing to lend to me?