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Plan for the real cost of home ownership

Buying a home is a major milestone. Make sure you think about the total costs of ownership.

How does a mortgage work?

A mortgage is a big commitment—see what all the numbers mean.

Are you ready to buy your first home?

These questions can help you figure out if home ownership is right for you.
Are you ready to buy your first home?
Remodeling do's and don'ts that could help you make the most of your home.
Use this checklist to help manage the home sale process.
Michelle Meyer, head of U.S. Economics, looks at how long the trend might continue.

Smart tips for buying a home that's right for you

What to consider before you take the plunge into home ownership.

The upside of downsizing

Moving to a smaller home can free up money for other priorities.

How to win at the apartment-hunting game

Finding an apartment is like playing Monopoly.® You need to make smart moves.
How to win at the apartment-hunting game

How much mortgage can you afford?

Use this mortgage calculator for estimated monthly mortgage payments and rate options.

Closing Costs Calculator

This tool can help you estimate your total closing expenses.

How can I tell whether it's a good time to refinance my mortgage?

Refinancing can be a smart move, but it's not for everyone.

Winning the negotiation when selling your home

How to negotiate with the buyers and get what you want.
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