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What is a mortgage

There is more to a mortgage than meets the eye. Here’s what a mortgage really is, how it works, and the different options available.

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Rates are low but could spike soon

Mortgage rates remain near historic lows, but a decision from the Federal Reserve could lead the market to drive them higher in the next few months.

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Buying a home in New Jersey

Discover the best places to live in New Jersey, what’s unique about the real estate market, how to find a New Jersey Realtor, plus 7 steps to buy a home.

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The LGBTQ+ homeownership story in numbers

The fight against LGBTQ+ housing discrimination has turned a corner. Learn your rights with the Better.com infographic on LGBTQ+ homeownership.

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Motivating reluctant sellers in a hot summer market

As summer kicks into high gear and the sustained price spike starts to slow down, reluctant sellers might be enticed by reduced competition.

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10 of the most affordable cities in the US for homebuyers

Considering an out-of-state move? Don’t overlook these cities with lower costs of living and affordable homebuying options.

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Home price hikes are slowing down

A dip in home sales slowed down the rise of home prices for the first time in over a year, giving today’s buyers a better chance of locking in a...

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Buying a house without a Realtor

See what you’ll miss if you buy a house without an agent, when DIY can work for you, and everything you need to know about how to buy a house...

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How your credit score affects your mortgage

Can you qualify for a mortgage? You might want to check your credit score. Learn how lenders handle your credit score and how you can improve it.

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Homeowners could save $3K a year with RefiNow. Here’s how to apply.

The launch of Fannie Mae’s RefiNow program helps homeowners cut back on their interest rate and monthly payments. Find out if you qualify.

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Understanding the mortgage loan closing process

Learn everything about the mortgage loan closing process including timelines, reasons why closings are delayed, and when your first mortgage payment is due.

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More homes are hitting the market in June

Mortgage News: More homeowners are planning to sell within the year, but the market is moving faster than ever. Can buying online help you get ahead of the competition?

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How to pick a Realtor

Your realtor is a crucial part of your homebuying experience. Find out what they can do for you and how to choose yours.

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Benefits of buying a house online

From instant pre-approval letters to eliminating unnecessary costs, here’s how digital lenders make homebuying more convenient, transparent, and speedy.

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17M homeowners could now refinance for cash

Mortgage News: Home equity is at an all-time high, and 17.8 million homeowners have a good chance of cashing out.

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How to save for a house

Learn how to calculate your homebuying budget, see how much you can afford to spend on a down payment, and use these tips to jumpstart your savings.

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You could reduce your monthly costs with RefiNow™

Low-income homeowners who were previously denied a mortgage refinance may now qualify through RefiNow™. You may save up to $3k/yr by lowering your monthly costs.

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Be ready for bidding wars in today’s market

Mortgage News: With increasing competition and a shortage of supply, bidding wars have become typical—but there are tactics buyers can use to strengthen their offer.

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How does buying a house affect taxes

There is a range of tax deductions homebuyers or homeowners can use to lower their tax bill. Learn which tax breaks apply to your and what tax forms to use.

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How to help your clients avoid buyer’s remorse

Not getting caught up in the emotions of a competitive market is key to avoiding buyer’s remorse and successfully navigating bidding wars.

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