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Owning a Home

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Beginner's Guide to Buying a Home

The home buying journey is stressful, but nothing beats that feeling of pride once those keys are in your hands. Let us guide you through the process.

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Try our personalized homebuying calculator

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Check out rates from our preferred lenders

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MyWalletJoy 2021 Hope for Homeownership Report

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How To Negotiate When Buying a Home

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What Is Title Insurance and How Much Does It Cost?

What You Need To Know About Pest Inspections

What You Need To Know About Pest Inspections

How To Calculate Your Debt-to-Income Ratio

How To Calculate Your Debt-to-Income Ratio

What Is a Cohabitation Agreement and Do You Need One?

What Is a Cohabitation Agreement and Do You Need One?

The Credit Score You Need to Buy a House (and How to Get It)

The Credit Score You Need to Buy a House (and How to Get It)

MyWalletJoy 2020 Hope for Homeownership Report

MyWalletJoy 2020 Hope for Homeownership Report

The $32K Homeowner Mistakes I’ll Never Make Again

The $32K Homeowner Mistakes I’ll Never Make Again

What Type of Mortgage Is Right for Me?

What Type of Mortgage Is Right for Me?

Home Improvement Credit Cards: The Essential List for New Homeowners

Home Improvement Credit Cards: The Essential List for New Homeowners

Best Credit Cards for Home Improvement

Best Credit Cards for Home Improvement

House Hacking: The Best Tactics (and Mistakes To Avoid)

House Hacking: The Best Tactics (and Mistakes To Avoid)

Rent vs Buy: I Might Never Own a Home, and That’s OK

Rent vs Buy: I Might Never Own a Home, and That’s OK

First Time Home Buyers: Here’s What We Learned

First Time Home Buyers: Here’s What We Learned

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If you want to buy a home you will need to know your DTI! We explain what it is and how to calculate it.

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