Homebuying 101

Ready To Explore?

Complete your financial profile and then shop & compare the best rates and products!

Let's Go

Most Recent Articles

Don’t Wait: Five Good Reasons to Buy a Home in 2017
February 6, 2017

Homeownership is a dream for many Americans. 2017 might just be the year to make that dream a reality and finally buy a home. If you’ve been on the fence about it, here are five excellent reasons to consider becoming a...

Four Mortgage Traps to Avoid
January 31, 2017

Homeownership is a dream-come-true for many Americans. But as home-owning friends and colleagues will readily tell you, navigating the potential pitfalls of mortgages and homeownership can be difficult. Many homeowners and would-be homebuyers have their home-owning dreams dashed because they failed...

Three Tips to Make Moving Out of Your Home Painless
January 9, 2017

The secret to a less stressful moving day? Planning ahead. Whether you’re moving across town or across the country, check out these tips for keeping your cool as you shuffle your stuff from one home to another. Make a Timeline...

Our Guide to Finding Your Perfect Real Estate Agent
December 27, 2016

Whether you’re buying a home or selling one, having a good real estate agent by your side can be the key to a smooth and pain-free property transaction. Great agents understand the conditions in their local markets. They advocate for...

Is Buying a Vacant Home Risky?
December 19, 2016

A vacant home might be for sale for any number of reasons. Perhaps the previous occupant decided to take that job on the other side of the country. Maybe the owner passed away recently, or the family moved out in...

4 Things to Notice When Heading to an Open House
December 12, 2016

At an open house, it’s easy to be distracted by carefully staged furniture or cheerful, chatty listing agents. But an open house is your chance to really get a good look at your potential new home. If you aren’t paying...

Choosing the Right Neighborhood
October 24, 2016

In many ways, choosing a community in which to live is really about choosing the kind of life you’d like to lead, and the friends and neighbors with whom you’d like to share that life. When you’re shopping for a...

How to Make Your Credit Score Mortgage-Ready
October 22, 2016

This post is brought to you by our friends at My BankTracker. Home ownership is one of those things that everyone thinks about sometimes. We all assume it will happen one day. We vaguely save money or think about the...

Advice for a Seamless Close
October 17, 2016

You’ve pored over paperwork, you’ve searched, you’ve negotiated, and now it is finally almost over. It’s closing time, and you are very nearly the official owner of your new home! But in those last few days before the deal is...

Winning a Bidding War Without Breaking the Bank
September 19, 2016

In a hot real estate market (Hello, Denver!) there are fewer homes for sale than there are people looking to buy. And that means means you could find yourself in a bidding war for the home of your dreams. Competing...