Home Purchase

  1. Strategies To Buy The Perfect Vacation Home

    Ask yourself these six questions to make the right decision about a vacation property.
  2. The Homebuyer's Guide To Jumbo Mortgages

    What they are – and what it takes to get one.
  3. Jumbo Vs. Conventional Mortgages: How They Differ

    Size does matter – and it affects everything from down payments to interest deductions.
  4. Will Downsizing Your Home Pay Off?

    A little math can help you determine whether downsizing your home is worth it. It ...
  5. How To Get A Mortgage On A Houseboat

    You actually can't get a mortgage on a houseboat, but you can get a loan. A floating ...
  6. Buying a Home? The Best Places Share This Feature

    The most lucrative areas to invest in a home are cities where job growth is robust. ...
  1. Real Estate Face-Off: Zillow Vs. Trulia

    Both websites help you find homes for sale, but they organize the information differently. ...
  2. Top Websites For Home Sales

    Online real estate sites can save you time and effort in finding your next home. ...
  1. Homebuyers' Walkthrough

    Everything you need to know about purchasing a home.
  2. How To Buy Your First Home: A Step-By-Step Tutorial

    Find out everything you need to know to tackle this major purchase without fear.
  1. What does the American Dream mean to different generations?

    Find out what has caused the American Dream to change radically from the Baby Boom generation to the members of Generation ...
  2. When should a real estate broker release earnest money deposit funds?

    Find out when and under what circumstances a real estate broker is allowed to release the earnest money deposit in a real ...
  3. Why does the loan-to-value ratio matter?

    Learn how the loan-to-value (LTV) ratio is calculated, and why this metric is important to lenders when evaluating a home ...
  4. What is the difference between a PMI (primary mortgage insurance) loan and a Federal ...

    Understand the difference between a conventional mortgage that requires primary mortgage insurance and a Federal Housing ...
  1. Top Homebuyer Tradeoffs

    What are you willing to sacrifice when you buy a new home?
  2. 5 Best Beach Towns To Buy Property In

    These locales offer vacation homeowners scenic views and plenty of amenities. The ...
  3. Financing For First-Time Homebuyers

    Many people considering buying their first home can be overwhelmed by the myriad ...
  4. 5 Real Estate Fears That Keep You From Buying

    Don't let these concerns stop you from owning your own home. Learn how to overcome ...
  5. Top 8 House-Hunting Mistakes

    Searching for a house is a pressure filled task filled with quick decisions which ...
  6. 10 Tips For Getting A Fair Price On A Home

    When you're shopping for a home, it's important to understand how homes are priced ...
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