How to get equity out of your home

Thanks to the major increase in home values over recent years, home equity in America has reached an all-time high of $11.5 trillion. While many homeowners leave their equity untapped as they pay off their mortgages, others withdraw equity when needed for home repairs and renovations, debt consolidation, college tuition, emergency expenses or large purchases. ...

The right type of mortgage for every stage of life

When you’re buying or refinancing a home, the mortgage that’s right for you may depend on where you are in your life. Your mortgage is a part of your lifelong financial strategy, and it should change and evolve with you and your household’s needs, goals and circumstances. Whether you want the most affordable payment available, ...

5 mortgage myths debunked

Want to be smarter than the average mortgage borrower? Here are five common mortgage myths and the truth behind them. Read on, and you may gain an advantage when deciding what direction to take with your home financing.

What rising mortgage rates mean for you

Mortgage rates have been making a move. After a period of record lows that roughly spanned the previous two years, rates have been on their way up in 2022. The U.S. central bank has announced its intention to fight inflation with higher interest rates, which means mortgage rates seem poised to continue their rise. If ...

What are VA home loans?

Everyone deserves the opportunity to achieve the American dream of homeownership, and few are more deserving than America’s military veterans and servicemembers. For that reason, the U.S. government created the VA home loan program to help eligible military-connected borrowers buy, build, repair, retain or adapt homes for their personal residences.

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