Home Financing

Learn about home financing options and access planning tools that will help you decide on the right mortgage.


Buying Your First Home
Finding the right first home starts with a price range and a short list of desirable neighborhoods. But you may need to consider many other factors before investing in what may be your biggest asset.

Financing the American Dream: Mortgage Basics
Adjustable or floating rate? 15-year or 30? How much mortgage can you afford? Find out here.

Remodeling Your Home
This article provides an overview of some of the economic issues that you should consider when remodeling your home.

Getting Value in a Vacation Home
A vacation home is a significant investment that can pay off in fun and value. Here’s a look at things to consider when shopping for investment real estate.

When Should You Refinance?
It might seem odd to think about refinancing if you have just bought a new home. However, the timing of a "refi" is important and it's never too early to consider it.

Assessing the True Value of Your Home
Knowing the current value of your home is important for a variety of reasons. Here's how to estimate what your home is worth.


Managing Debt and Credit
Learn about the different types of debt and credit, how to use them wisely, and how to get out and stay out of debt.


Estimates the payoff from refinancing a mortgage.