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Protect your new home with safety measures designed to combat the risk of fire, carbon monoxide poisoning, flooding, and burglary.

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about 15 Safety Measures to Protect Your Home

Your utility bills can eat up a large chunk of your monthly budget, but there are a number of ways you can cut costs. Check out our tips for saving....

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about How to Save Money on Utilities

Feeling out of place after a move? Learn how to make a new town feel like home by meeting neighbors, exploring shops, and giving new adventures a try.

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about How to Get to Know Your Neighborhood

Moving into a new home? Make sure you’re not overlooking any steps of our New Homeowner Checklist so you can start enjoying your new place as soon as possible.

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about New Homeowner Checklist: 5 Essential Things to Do When Moving In

Finding a mortgage is hard when you can’t prove your income. Learn how you can still make homeownership happen with asset based, or non-QM loan.

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about What Are Non-QM Loans, aka Asset-Based Loans?

Shopping for a mortgage with multiple lenders can save you big time. Learn how to look before you lock and save on monthly mortgage payments and interest.

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about Look Twice (or Thrice) Before Locking in a Mortgage Rate

Discover the nuances of buying a second home versus an investment property and which option may be best for your goals.

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about Second home vs Investment Property: What's the difference?

Thinking of buying a vacation home? Find out the requirements the property must meet to be eligible for a second mortgage.

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about A comprehensive guide to a second home loan

Down payments and closing costs can make homeownership a struggle for many first-time buyers. Luckily, Texans have a number of assistance programs that can help.

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about 5 First-Time Homebuyer Assistance Programs in Texas

Our Texas homebuying guide explains loan requirements, financial benefits, and the buying process. Learn how to buy a house in Texas here.

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about What a First-Time Homebuyer in Texas Should Know

Working with the right real estate agent can give you an enormous advantage as a homebuyer. See the best strategies for how to find a realtor, including key questions to...

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about How to find 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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about Thinking about buying a house without a realtor? Read this first.

Here are the counties that have seen the biggest growth in housing over the last decade.

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about Counties that have seen the biggest growth in housing over the last decade

Here are 15 common homebuying questions to consider when looking for a lender.

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about How do I find a lender? Answers to 15 common homebuying questions

Here are the metros with the biggest jump between list and sales prices from 2021 to today.

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about Metros with the biggest jump between list and sale prices

A recently divorced single mom uses Better’s Cash Offer to get a home for her family lightning quick.

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about Finding Home: Sandra

A newly married couple buys a home to put down roots near family and connect with their community.

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about Finding Home: Mateo and Ale

A veteran and her wife find a lender and put an offer on their dream home 7 hours after seeing it—the rest is history.

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about Finding Home: Shaina and Tessa

Newlyweds take the plunge on their first home with Better’s Cash Offer program.

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about Finding Home: Dorian and Leah

Conventional loans offer plenty of perks. But which is best? Our overview of different types of conventional loans will help you pick the best one for you.

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about Which Loan Fits Your Needs? Types of Conventional Loans: An Overview
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