Housing Finance

Two different house loans side by sideFHA vs. Conventional Loans for Mortgages
August 25, 2020
How will you finance your home? There are several options. In this post, we break down 2 of them – conventional loans and FHA loans. Read more.
A few different houses of different sizes.How Much House Can You Afford – Really?
July 30, 2020
Here are some costs of homebuying your mortgage lender won't always tell you, so you can save how much you actually need to buy a home. Read more.
Home equity line of creditHow Does a Home Equity Line of Credit Work?
July 16, 2020
Learn the pros and cons of HELOCs (and how they work) from a credit expert. Read more.
This is an image of a man and woman and their child.The Best Cities to Save Money in the U.S.
July 8, 2020
Now more than ever, people are assessing their financial situation and making changes to become more resilient. This 2020 report looks at the best cities in the U.S. for saving money. Read more.
hours to pay rent 00 Apartment building New York-MKHPTDCities Where You Need To Work The Most Hours To Pay Rent
June 1, 2020
The cost of renting an apartment varies by city, but whether you can afford it also depends on your income. In some cities, you'll need to work longer than others to be able to afford the same size apartment. This research lets you compare U.S. cities. Read more.
Man and woman reviewing documents and smiling.Buying a House with No Credit
May 1, 2020
Without credit, buying a home could be much more difficult, but it's still possible. Here are some options for buying a home with little or no credit. Read more.
A colorful illustration of a credit score range arch with apartment buildings in the foreground.Renting an Apartment with a 500 Credit Score
April 28, 2020
Learn why credit matters when renting an apartment – and what you can do about it if you have a bad credit score. Read more.
An image of a living room in an apartment.Top Cities to Rent or Buy in 2020
February 19, 2020
Deciding whether to buy a house or to rent is a big question many people will encounter. This analysis of housing and rental data from Zillow shows the top cities in the U.S. where it's better to rent or buy in 2020. Read more.