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Comfort, security, sanctuary—whatever you call it, there's no place like home.

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.
Answering these questions can help you figure out whether it's the right move for you to make.
Get tips on how to set a budget, find a neighborhood and negotiate your lease.

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.

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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