Property Owners

Get up to speed on what's involved with buying and owning a home. Learn about common home-buying costs, see how escrow works, and more.

How Does an Easement Affect You and Your Property?

Encumbrances on your property may prevent you from using your land the way you want.

Should You Refinance Your Mortgage During the COVID-19 Crisis?

With interest rates at historic lows, this may be an opportunity for homeowners to save big by refinancing mortgages.

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Home Buying Terms You Need to Know

Get up to speed on the jargon used when it comes to home purchases and mortgages.

What Is a Grant Deed and How Does It Work?

Engaging in a real estate transaction requires a basic understanding of deeds. In particular, if you are purchasing property in a tax or foreclosure…

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Retirement Savings Terms Every Millennial and Gen Z-er Should Know

Many Americans, especially younger generations, aren't prepared for retirement. But saving for retirement doesn't have to be painful. Here's the…

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The Hidden Fees of Home Buying

Buying a home is probably the biggest purchase you'll ever make. Learn what hidden costs you may encounter so you can be prepared.

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How Much House Can I Afford?

In the process of buying a home, it's easy to get swept up in the excitement and become financially overextended. Learn what hidden costs you should…

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Home Buying: How Does Escrow Work

Escrow is an important part of the home-buying and mortgage process. Familiarize yourself with what it means and how it works.

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Property Hunter: Is a Contract for Deed Right for You?

If you are selling or purchasing real estate, you should be aware of the contract for deed as an alternative to traditional financing with a mortgage…

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Loan Lessons: What's the Right Mortgage Loan for You

The record number of home foreclosures a decade ago taught consumers to get smarter about mortgage loan decisions. This guide to mortgage loan…

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