Everything you need to know aboutBuying a home

How Reliable Are Online Home Value Estimators? Craig Berry
- 3 min read

How Reliable Are Online Home Value Estimators?

Home value estimates vary widely, depending on the method used. Online tools can provide interesting information, but don’t expect them to be as accurate as a real appraisal.

Single Parent Home Buying Guide Michele Lerner
- 19 min read

Single Parent Home Buying Guide

Today’s mortgage programs are empowering single parents to move from renting to buying. Here are time-tested and expert-advised methods to get into your own home.

The Pros and Cons of Buying New Construction Craig Berry
- 4 min read

The Pros and Cons of Buying New Construction

Buying new construction from a builder or developer offers advantages and drawbacks — both financial and personal. Learn the pros and cons before yooou buy a home.

Mortgage tips: calculate house payment correctly Dahna Chandler
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Mortgage tips: calculate house payment correctly

How to calculate house payment: Your house payment is more than your principal and interest on your mortgage. Most lenders also add your property taxes and homeowners insurance. You may also pay HOA dues and flood insurance.