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Ser dueño de una vivienda

Comprar una vivienda es una decisión, una inversión y una responsabilidad muy grandes. Obtenga consejos para tomar decisiones inteligentes antes y después de comprar.

Comprar una vivienda es una decisión, una inversión y una responsabilidad muy grandes. Obtenga consejos para tomar decisiones inteligentes antes y después de comprar.

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This way to a home of your own

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Si está pensando en ser dueño de casa, esto es lo que debe saber

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Cost of living comparison: How does your city stack up?

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El costo real de alquilar un lugar Ver video 

Cómo comprar una casa con pagos cómodos y asequibles

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Cómo afecta el puntaje de crédito las tasas de interés Ver video 

10 preguntas que debe hacer a los prestamistas hipotecarios

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The more you're prepared, the smoother the loan application process

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Choosing the right mortgage lending rate Watch video 

Is a home equity line of credit right for me?

Borrowing against home equity is a big decision for homeowners. Learn about five benefits and potential risks.

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Renting vs. owning

Whether you own or rent, each has its benefits and challenges. These insights can help you understand the pros and cons.

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What is a home equity line of credit?

Paying for a large expense or home project can be tough. See if a home equity line of credit, or HELOC, is right for you.

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Planning to refinance? Here’s what to consider

Whether it’s a lower interest rate or new mortgage terms, take into account these considerations before you refinance.

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Buying a home with a low down payment

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What are mortgage points?

Find out how mortgage points can lower your monthly mortgage payments over time.

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Tips for buying a second home

Buying a second home can be great for vacation or income. Get to know the benefits and considerations before you purchase.

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How to be a street-smart renter

A new apartment means a new space, neighborhood, and financial situation. Learn how to be a street-smart renter in six steps.

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Budgeting for closing costs

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Comprar o vender una casa

Entre hipoteca y reparaciones, su casa es el gasto mensual más grande. Antes de comprar o vender, considere estas 6 cosas.

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Reality check: Cost of living Watch video 
¿Es comprar una casa lo indicado para usted? Ver video 
Planning for extra costs when buying a home Watch video 
¿Qué casa puede pagar cómodamente? Ver video 
Fixed vs. adjustable rate mortgages Watch video 

Top 5 reasons to refinance and the pros and cons of each

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How VA home loans work Watch video 

Could a mortgage program help you buy a home?

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The true cost of moving to a new place Watch video 

Fixed vs. adjustable-rate mortgages

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What makes up a mortgage payment? Watch video 

Homebuying and debt: What you need to know

Debt-to-income ratio is a big factor for mortgage approval. Learn what it is and how it affects your home buying.

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Moving must-dos

When it comes to moving, having a proper plan and knowledge can be a big help. Use this checklist to ease the burden of moving.

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How mortgages are approved

There are a lot of people and factors in applying for a mortgage. Learn what lenders consider while reviewing your application.

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What happens at closing?

Closing is the last step in your home purchase. Get an understanding of what to expect at closing before you go.

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The home appraisal process

After your home offer is accepted comes the appraisal. Learn about the process and the professionals involved.

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Worksheet: Save for a home

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Cash-out refinance vs. home equity loan or line of credit

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How to calculate your home equity

Understanding home equity will help you know your financial options. See how it’s calculated and how to increase your equity.

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How home loans affect equity Watch video 
Using your VA loan benefit after the military Watch video 
How does a mortgage work? Watch video 
Understanding how mortgage interest rates work Watch video 
Understanding different types of mortgage programs Watch video 
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A veteran's guide to mortgage programs

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What is private mortgage insurance (PMI)

Paying for a new home can be complicated. These five private mortgage insurance FAQs can help you plan ahead.

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How credit affects your interest rate

Your credit score speaks to financial responsibility. See how lenders view your score and what it means for interest rates.

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How Americans plan and save for their first homes

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Your VA home loan game plan

Having a VA loan can be great when you’re buying a home. Follow these 8 guidelines to keep your purchase on track.

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7 common mortgage myths

The mortgage process is complicated and often misconstrued. Get the real facts behind these seven mortgage myths.

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6 first-time homebuyer mistakes to avoid

There’s a lot to think about when buying a home for the first time. Learn how to avoid the six most common mistakes.

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7 home upgrades that conserve energy—and cash

See how you can cut down expenses in the long-term with these seven earth-friendly tech upgrades for your home.

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