After you’ve found the perfect home, avoid unexpected expenses by getting a home inspector to examine it. Watch this video to learn what to expect when you’re inspecting.
Learn about the two documents you’ll receive after submitting your mortgage application—and how they can help you understand the true cost of your home loan.
Many factors can influence your decision to rent or to buy a home. Consider this information as you decide which is best for you.
When it comes to purchasing a new home, more than half of homeowners say the opinion of their child was a factor in their home buying decision.
Private mortgage insurance (PMI) can help aspiring homebuyers to move in with less than 20% down.
Don’t bypass these key steps when searching for the perfect digs.
Selling a house while buying another adds a new layer of potential challenges. Make sure you’re considering timing, equity and more.
Closing on a home? Learn who is involved and what to expect on closing day so you can close with confidence.
It’s important to understand the steps involved in buying a home right from the start. That’s why this guide was created to walk you through the home buying journey from beginning to end.
Adjustable-rate mortgages, or ARMs, seem to be making a comeback as home prices rise. Learn why (and when) this option could be right for you.
Waiting for a loan approval is tough, especially for first-time homebuyers. SunTrust tells you what you need to know about the approval process to feel better prepared.
Preparing for a mortgage doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Here’s what you need to know to get pre-approved, choose a mortgage and lock in your rate.
Weighing these three key home-buying decisions isn’t easy, but it can help you find the best buy.
Getting pre-approved is one of the best steps you can take to improve your odds of securing the home you want.
Have you been shopping on rates alone? You also want to make sure you have a helpful lender by your side.
Good news: It’s possible to buy a home even if you aren’t debt free.
A pre-approval letter can give your offer a little extra leverage and you a bit more confidence.
Understanding all the costs of buying a new home can start your search off on strong footing. Here are some pointers to inform your budgeting.
It’s important to fully understand your mortgage and the options you have available.
If you are looking to rent or own, do you know how much of your income you should spend on housing costs?
See the latest stats on why people are buying homes, and get some things to think about for your own situation.
Points are additional funds you can pay at closing to lower your interest rate. But does this strategy always make sense?
Buying a new home is one of the most exciting and fulfilling processes in life. But it can also be stressful. To make the process as seamless as possible, make sure all your bases are covered.
Home sales typically increase month-over-month from March until August. But there are some definite pros to buying or selling a home outside of this peak season, starting with less competition.
When searching for your dream home, be aware of what areas you might need to compromise on—and what factors could lead to expensive repairs that might bust your home buying budget.
People often speak of the hassles of home buying, but in reality: They’re only hassles if you’re unprepared. By getting organized and doing your research, these hassles are just steps.
Finding the perfect home at the right price can be a challenge. Follow these four tips to take the stress out of house hunting.
Looking to buy, sell or stay in your home? Here’s how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) may affect your tax returns next year.
Renovations, marriage, new financial goals: There are several reasons to consider refinancing that have little to do with today’s interest rates.
Not only does a pre-approval letter help you finalize your home buying budget, it can also be a key variable in today’s competitive market.
Taking stock of your big-picture financial goals can help you evaluate all the factors when thinking about refinancing.
Learning how each of these key numbers affects your home purchase can help you feel more confident in your decision.
Buying a home is a major investment—so long as stay within budget. Here are five tips from SunTrust to help you find a home you can afford.
A list of home negotiation strategies to help you close on a house with the best price and terms possible.
Don’t think home buying red flags always take a trained eye to spot. Here are five you’ll probably see for yourself once you know where to look.
Read this Q&A to get answers to common questions about escrow from SunTrust experts invested in your financial well-being.
A guide to help you understand what can go wrong at closing and what you can do to avoid last-minute stumbles before the finish line.
Did you know your escrow account makes paying the bills easier? Learn how.
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