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From finding your dream home to securing a great financing offer, we guide you through every step of the homebuying process.

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Bankrate and OJO help you complete the homebuying process with ease.

We've paired with OJO, an AI-driven real estate assistant that communicates via text, to help you navigate the homebuying process with speed and precision.


Get personalized recommendations

Based on your preferences, OJO quickly learns the details you crave and can text you newly listed homes or answer every little (and not so little) question.

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Supercharge your agent relationship

Ready to set up a tour or put in an offer? OJO can connect you with a local expert and quickly get them up to speed so you can hit the ground running.


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Ready for financing? OJO can help you search Bankrate’s lender network to find the top mortgage offers that you prequalify for.

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What is a condo?

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Condo vs. house

Learn the key differences between a condo and a single-family house to decide which is best for you.

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