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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.

How your home can help bolster your finances

Here are some ways the equity you've built up could help you pursue other important goals.
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.
Answering these questions can help you figure out whether it's the right move for you to make.

Checklist: Your first home

Buying a home is a complex decision. This checklist can give you practical ideas of things to consider when buying a home.

Winning the negotiation when selling your home

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

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.

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.
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