Home Purchase


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Great Ways to Meet Your Neighbors
By Stephen Katz, June 15, 2018   |  Updated: June 15, 2018

Here are a few pointers on how to meet your neighbors after you’ve moved into your new home.

For-sale-by-owner homes: Should you sell on your own?
By Neil Pierson, Ask a Lender, June 15, 2018

For-sale-by-owner (FSBO) homes can be a good way to save money when selling a property, but sellers should be aware of the potential pitfalls in today’s home-purchase market and weigh the costs and benefits of going it alone or hiring a real estate professional.

Michelle Schroeder-Gardner: Stop living paycheck to paycheck
By Will McDermott, Ask a Lender, June 15, 2018

Personal-finance guru, Michelle Schroeder-Gardner, spoke with Ask a Lender to offer budgeting tips for first-time homebuyers looking to save enough money for a down payment on their dream home.

9 common questions first-time homebuyers ask lenders
By Arnie Aurellano, Ask a Lender, June 13, 2018

If you’re buying a home for the first-time, you probably have a lot of questions about getting a mortgage. We talked to lenders with experience serving first-time homebuyers to find answers for the most common questions.

The Benefits and Drawbacks of a FHA Mortgage
By Christopher Hare, MBA, June 9, 2018   |  Updated: June 12, 2018

The Benefits and Drawbacks of a FHA Mortgage

The Process of Shopping for a House
By Stephen Katz, June 8, 2018   |  Updated: June 15, 2018

Looking for a house can be time consuming. So, how long does it take to buy a house? It depends. Check out these steps that can shape your buying process.

What Type Of Home Will You Buy?
By Stephen Katz, June 6, 2018

It's a tough call choosing a home when it comes to first-time buyers. Here are the questions to ask when deciding which type of home, you should purchase.

Small mortgage loans: Why are they so hard to find?
By Neil Pierson, Ask a Lender, June 6, 2018

Home mortgages less than $70,000 are hard to find, but these “small-dollar mortgages” are available through some credit unions, community banks and Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). Learn how to finance your small dream home.

When’s the Right time to buy a home?
By Stephen Katz, June 5, 2018

House searching? We find ourselves with so many questions, but not enough answers. And that's where we experts come in...

Mortgage Planning
By Stephen Katz, June 4, 2018   |  Updated: June 5, 2018

Did you know there are many scenarios where it may not be in your best interest to pay off your loan? Here’s a few reasons why...