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.
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.
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.
Ready to buy your first home? You'll want to be fully prepared. You'll want to be fully prepared. Here's what you need to know to become a homeowner.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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 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.
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.
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.
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 house? Here's a breakdown of the fees you'll pay that are critical to closing the deal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
These tips can help determine if refinancing a mortgage is a smart idea.
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.
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.
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.
Four Lights Houses founder Jay Shafer talks about how radical simplification equals liberation and other lessons learned from the tiny house trend.
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