Money Essentials: Mortgages 101

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Home values have plummeted in recent years, making it a good time to buy. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or you’ve been through the process before, these resources will help you determine if you’re making the right move.

Mortgages 101

5 tips for first-time homebuyers

A little preparation can make your homebuying experience more pleasurable and less painful.

Why buy a home?

Your own home can be your greatest asset. Just choose wisely.

3 types of mortgage loans for homebuyers

These days, homebuyers have fewer home loan options. We explain what they are and how they work.

How credit scores impact your mortgage rate

A low credit score results in a high interest rate, which adds up to a ton of money over time.

Finding the best mortgage lender

Scoring the best deal means finding a lender who understands your situation and works for you.

Mortgage toolkit

Use these calculators, work sheets and resources as you prepare for homeownership.