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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

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

Putting your home's equity to work

There are pros and cons to using a home equity loan as part of your overall budget plan. Do your research so you don't lose too much equity but still help with some of your financial concerns.

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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

Refinancing your mortgage: What are your options?

Refinancing your home when mortgage rates are low can save you tons of money. Discover some things to consider.

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Homeownership

Save money on your taxes by going green

Homeowners can benefit from energy-saving home improvements. Beyond environmental and budget perks, if you opt to “go green” you may also be eligible for tax breaks.

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Homeownership

Saving on homeowner’s insurance

Here’s a list of five things that could make you pay more for homeowners insurance.

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Homeownership

Spring home inspection tune-up in 10 easy steps

If you want to stay on top of home expenses, there are a few things you need to inspect once a year. Use this checklist to get started.

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