Owning a Home

How do you know when the time is right? 

Purchasing a home is likely the biggest financial decision you’ll make, so there’s no such thing as being too prepared. And you don’t have to do it alone. Whether you’re considering your first or forever home, our resources can help you through the various stages of this important (and intimidating) process. 

Home Affordability Calculator 

Searching the Internet for a myriad of houses for sale can be a fun pastime, but how much house can you afford? Find out here! 

Mortgage Calculator  

Wondering what your mortgage payment may look like? Crunch the numbers with this easy-to-use calculator.  

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Buying Your First Home: A Realistic Guide

Buying a home at any point can feel intimidating. This guide can help you consider whether it's the right time to buy your first home.

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Demystifying Mortgage Terms, Part I

The financial industry is full of confusing terms. If you’re buying a home for the first time, a lot of terms will be thrown at you. Familiarizing yourself with them now will save you some head-scratching later.

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First-Time Home Buyer? Get to Know Homeowners Insurance

Once you buy your new home, it's time to get to know the ins and outs of homeowners insurance to protect your investment.

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Understanding VA Loans

A Veterans Administration (VA) loan is a significant low-interest mortgage loan that doesn't require a down payment.

Credit 101

Walk through the basics and learn how your credit score is calculated, how it affects your finances, and what you can do to manage yours. 

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