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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

5 Things to do before you apply for a home loan

Ready to buy your first home or move to a new place? Here are some things to consider before applying for a home loan.

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Homeownership

Buying versus renting a home: How do you decide?

Knowing the cost of renting versus buying a home is important to understand. There are misconceptions about housing affordability. Your decision should depend on your finances, priorities and goals.

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Homeownership

Buying versus renting a home: How do you decide?

Knowing the cost of renting versus buying a home is important to understand. There are misconceptions about housing affordability. Your decision should depend on your finances, priorities and goals.

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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

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

Creating a budget for home repairs

Don’t let the cost of home repairs and maintenance surprise you. Budget for them with two simple approaches: the 1-4% rule or the $1/sq. ft. rule.

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Homeownership

Creating a budget for home repairs

Don’t let the cost of home repairs and maintenance surprise you. Budget for them with two simple approaches: the 1-4% rule or the $1/sq. ft. rule.

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