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Homeownership

Buying your first home, family home, or dream home is an exciting time - but can potentially put a stress on your finances. Explore these resources that could help you prepare or better manage your finances for owning a home. 
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Homeownership

Buying your first home: How to estimate closing costs

Closing costs can take you by surprise when buying a home. In order to be prepared save a little extra in your budget to combat those extra expenses.

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Homeownership

First time home buyer tips

Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you will make in your life. Learn the basics before you start the process.

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Homeownership

Keeping your home in the family

Life insurance can preserve your home for future generations. There are numerous mortgage-related insurance policies, but not all are geared toward keeping your family in the family home. Learn more now.

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Homeownership

Prequalification tips for first time home buyers

As you prepare to begin the search for your first home, it can be helpful to get prequalified before shopping for a house. Find out how.

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Homeownership

Real estate investment: Considerations before you purchase property

If you are considering real estate investments as part of your financial plan, knowing all of the investment and tax information is crucial. Weigh the pros and cons and carefully consider each point.

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Homeownership

Understanding mortgage unemployment insurance

In today's economy, we often worry about downsizing or losing our jobs. Mortgage unemployment insurance may be a way to provide peace of mind and help you remain in your home in the event of job loss.

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Homeownership

Your credit score and your mortgage

Intuitively, we all understand that the better your credit, the better ability you have to get loans for the things you want - like that new home. But how does your credit score specifically affect your credit options?

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