Real Estate Research & Home Buying Guides

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Home Buying 101

Are you a first-time homebuyer? Start here. We take you through all the basics of purchasing a house, from deciding on your search criteria to signing on the dotted line.

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Mortgages & Affordability

Navigating the home financing process doesn't have to be hard. Learn how lenders review your application, estimate your monthly payments, and read about loan products that might be good for you.

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Foreclosures & Short Sales

Distressed properties can offer an exceptional value for the right homebuyer. Explore the purchase process and evaluate your interest in this type of home.

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Remodeling & Home Improvement

Make the right home perfect with our remodeling tips. Read about managing the renovation process, learn how to set a budget, and get room-specific advice for your next project.

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Local Market Reports

Are home prices up or down compared to last year? What areas boast the most new construction? Check out these trends and more in select markets.