Home Ownership

  1. Purchasing a Home with Bad Credit Is Possible: ...

    A bad credit report can become an obstacle, resulting in denials for credit or higher ...
  2. How Do Mortgage Lenders Calculate Affordability?

    Home affordability is an important question for prospective homeowners and mortgage ...
  3. Why You Absolutely Need an Emergency Fund

    What is an emergency fund, and why is it often the first component of sound financial ...
  4. Condo vs. Townhouse vs. House: Which Is Right ...

    Each type of housing, condos, townhouses and detached houses, has its pros and cons. ...
  5. Real Estate: How the Bubble Will Pop

    This real estate bubble is much different from the last one. Understanding it is ...
  6. When to Consider Paying Off Your Mortgage

    Consider four scenarios where it could make sense to pay off your mortgage early. ...
  1. Do mortgage lenders work on weekends?

    Since weekends typically are the best time for home-buyers, it behooves lenders to ...
  2. Do mortgage lenders use FICO 8?

    As more lenders employ the FICO 8 credit-scoring system, borrowers should be aware ...
  3. Top 5 Housing Stocks of 2016 (TOL, DHI)

    Discover what factors are supporting the housing market in 2016. Explore five housing ...
  4. Lowe's Stock Falls After Earnings, Guidance Miss ...

    Not every company is capitalizing on the booming housing market, which has been a ...
  5. Do home appraisers use Zillow?

    When it comes to assessing a home for sale, licensed appraisers rely on detailed ...
  6. Fico 5 vs. Fico 8: What Are the Differences

    Find out why you have more than one FICO credit score.
  1. Should You Renovate or Move?

    Besides cost, what factors should you consider in deciding whether to remodel your ...
  2. Homebuyers' Walkthrough

    Everything you need to know about purchasing a home.
  3. The Complete Guide To Vacation Properties

    A step by step look at everything you need to know about purchasing vacation properties. ...
  4. The Complete Guide To Real Estate Renting

    Everything you need to know about renting property.
  1. 3 Tips to Refinance a Mobile Home Loan

    Refinancing a mobile home loan is possible if the borrower meets certain criteria. Here are a handful of useful tips on refinancing ...
  2. What's the difference between FHA and conventional loans?

    Conventional mortgages require higher credit scores than FHA mortgages.
  3. Do mortgage lenders work on weekends?

    Since weekends typically are the best time for home-buyers, it behooves lenders to be on-hand to serve.
  4. How to find mortgage lenders that use VantageScore?

    Understand the difference between VantageScore and FICO, and learn how to locate a mortgage lender that uses VantageScore ...
  1. 10 Ways to Prepare for Nature's Worst

    Protect your financial interests from floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, hail, hurricanes, ...
  2. 5 Risky Mortgages to Avoid

    There are plenty of ways to end up with a bad mortgage. The risks of these five should ...
  3. Top Homebuyer Tradeoffs

    What are you willing to sacrifice when you buy a new home?
  4. 18 Do-It-Yourself Projects To Boost Home Value

    These home upgrades can be achieved for surprisingly little money.
  5. 5 Best Beach Towns To Buy Property In

    These locales offer vacation homeowners scenic views and plenty of amenities. The ...
  6. 10 Habits Of Successful Real Estate Investors

    We'll look at ten habits that help real estate investors build a solid real estate ...
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