Tips and resources to help you manage your mortgage like a pro
The following considerations can help you to save money when financing a home. They can provide for greater economic stability in the event of financial challenges down the road. Examples of this would be lower income levels, increased monthly expenses and/or higher interest rates.
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Mortgage planning tips
Mortgage information including how much to borrow, how interest rate increases will affect your payments and how to pay off your mortgage faster.
Plan and manage your mortgage
Mortgage resources to plan and manage a mortgage. Info on mortgage calculators, credit scores, home value, mortgage fraud and mortgage payment problems.
Your credit report
Credit score information to help you get mortgage approval. What a credit score is, how to check your credit report, and steps to improve your credit history.
Your home value
Property value’s role in determining the size of mortgage you’ll be approved for. How value is measured and when to get a professional home appraisal.