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You're supposed to spend less than 30% of your income on housing. We asked 8 women to see if they do.

How much house can I afford? This common question is asked by many first time homebuyers and renters; luckily The 30% Rule can help.

Your top mortgage questions answered

Mortgages can be confusing, especially if you are buying a house for the first time. This article answers basic mortgage questions to help educate you on the fundamentals of home loans.

5 steps to take before shopping for your first home

Are you shopping for a new home? This article outlines 5 steps to take before you start shopping for a new home to help you throughout the home buying process.

7 steps to take before buying your first home

Are you thinking about buying your first home? These 7 steps will help you prepare for one of the biggest purchases of your life and land you your dream home.

How to get approved for your first mortgage

Getting approval on your first mortgage can be tricky. Learn how to get approved for a mortgage, as well as strategies to help you get the best mortgage rate.

5 things I'll do differently next time I buy a house

Buying a house is a financial milestone. Learn about these 5 things that an experienced home buyer would do differently in buying a house in today's real estate market.

Mortgage preapproval: Step #1 in a house hunt

There are many steps in the house buying process, but one always comes first. Learn about the importance of mortgage preapproval so that you can close on your dream home.

How to put your financial life together after a money catastrophe

Financial crises can decimate your personal finances and financial livelihood. Learn the steps that you can take to recover from a financial crisis and get your personal finances back on track.

7 steps needed to buy a home

Buying a home? Learn about these 7 steps that can guide you through the home buying process to help you land the home of your dreams.

How much does a 1% difference in your mortgage rate matter?

Mortgages are massive financial undertakings. Learn how a 1% difference on your mortgage rate can affect your personal finance in the long run.

7 tips for getting the most out of your mortgage

Mortgages can be complex and intimidating. Get your mortgage questions answered by learning about these 7 mortgage tips.

Read this before you get a mortgage

Before you get a mortgage, be sure to read over these mortgage questions which may answer some of your home loan questions.

7 good reasons you might not want to buy a house

Buying a home is a major milestone in your life, however there may be reason to wait to buy your first house. Learn why you should potentially reconsider buying a home here.

6 financial mistakes people make when applying for a mortgage

Review these tips to help with the home-buying process.

Can you afford a mortgage?

Are you thinking of buying a house? This article can help you determine if you can afford a mortgage, and also help you to better understand the financial planning it requires to take out a mortgage.

These mortgage tips should be etched in stone

Mortgages are complicated, and last anywhere from 15 to 30 years. This article outlines mortgage tips to help you get the lowest mortgage rate and keep track of your personal finances with a mortgage payment.

An HGTV star's advice on home buying when you can't afford it

Have you wanted to buy a home that you don't think you can afford? This HGTV star can give you home buying advice to help you afford your dream home.

6 simple steps to figure out how much house you can afford

Are you looking to buy a house? This article explains the steps it takes to create a home buying budget to help you figure out how much house you can afford.

3 questions to ask yourself before buying a home

Buying a home without financial preparation is a risky move. Ask yourself these three questions before buying a home to make sure that you're financially prepared.

Rent or buy? We can help

Trying to decide which works best for your budget? Let us run the numbers for you.

New home? How much can you really afford?

Before you attend a single open house or read a single real estate ad, let us help you create a realistic price range.

3 mortgage rules to live by

Taking out a mortgage on your home is a big financial commitment. This article gives financial tips on mortgages that can help with your home loan.

5 things you didn't know about your credit score

Want to demystify your credit score? Read here for tips on maintaining, building, and fixing your credit.

5 ways to save a down payment for your first home

Saving for a down payment on a home can seem insurmountable. Read here for tips on how you can save for a down payment to buy your first home.

How your credit score impacts your mortgage and loan rates

Your credit score can impact your mortgage and loan rates. Read here to find out how.

House hunters: Better leave some time for the hunt

Buying a house can take a lot of time. Here are some tips on how to plan ahead to make sure that your home buying time frame fits your needs.

Buying my first home only took 35 days

Buying a home can be an incredibly lengthy process. This article explores how one first time home buyer bought their first home in only 35 days.

12 ways to get the lowest mortgage refinance rates

If you're considering refinancing your mortgage, you probably want to find the lowest possible mortgage refinance rates. Here's how.

This mortgage trick could save you thousands

A simple mortgage repayment trick could save you thousands in interest. Read this article to learn how.

9 hidden costs of buying a home

If you're considering buying a home, be mindful of these extra expenses when establishing your budget.

Buying a house? How much is too much?

Find out how banks determine what you qualify for, and how to determine what your budget should really be.

6 ways not to use your home equity line of credit

Take a look these 6 worst ways to use your home equity line of credit before you write that check.
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