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Owning a home

Everything you need to know about buying and owning a home—from finding the right broker to securing a mortgage.

What you need to know before buying homeowners insurance

Not all insurance policies are created equal. We went to the experts to answer all your questions about homeowners insurance.

8 questions to ask before buying your first home

To help first-time homebuyers figure out if they're ready to buy, we queried real estate experts to compile the key questions every potential homeowner should ask before sealing the deal—the most important one may surprise you.

How to negotiate the sale price of your dream home

With the right team and a few intelligent strategies, that slightly over-budget property could be yours.

5 financing options for first-time homebuyers

Finding financing for new homebuyers isn’t quite that complicated. Here are five programs first-time borrowers should know about when shopping for a home.

6 common mistakes first-time homebuyers make

Making the wrong move in a saturated housing market leads to financial remorse or house buying misery. To prevent this agony, here are six common mistakes you should avoid as a first-time buyer.

Where to buy affordable home essentials, from furniture to kitchenware

A brief guide to buying quality items at retailers from Ikea to Target, West Elm, and more. Here now, where to buy key items for every room in your new home.

A step-by-step guide to the homebuying process

Assuming the title of homeowner is one of the most significant financial commitments you will ever make, and the process can get messy if you’re not properly prepared. Here's a breakdown of what to expect.

The basics of getting a mortgage

Creating a timeline, educating yourself about the market, and understanding your unique financial situation and budget will make the mortgage process easier.