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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.

How to be a street-smart renter

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.

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This tool can help you estimate your total closing expenses.

How much mortgage can you afford?

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

Checklist: Selling a 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.
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