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Fixed- vs. Adjustable-Rate Mortgages: What’s the Difference? [VIDEO]

Posted at 11:47 AM on July 26, 2019

When you’re trying to find the right interest rate for your new home mortgage, you have two choices: Fixed- vs....

Comparing a Habitat Loan with an FHA Loan

Posted at 9:42 AM on July 18, 2019

If you're looking to buy a home with an affordable home loan, there are a lot of options available to you. One more well-known...

Mortgage Calculator: Traditional vs. TCHFH Lending, Inc.

Posted at 9:14 AM on July 11, 2019

Are you interested in buying your first home, but can’t afford a down payment? While traditional mortgages generally require a...

Down Payment Assistance in MN: Options for Buying Your First Minnesota Home

Posted at 8:45 AM on May 9, 2019

Buying a home comes with many different expenses that need to be considered. What is your overall price range? What kind of ...

What is Private Mortgage Insurance and How Do I Avoid It?

Posted at 10:24 AM on April 26, 2019

Many first-time buyers haven’t even heard of private mortgage insurance (or PMI for short). What is private mortgage...

First-Time Homebuyers: Questions to Ask When Interviewing Realtors®

Posted at 9:30 AM on April 13, 2019

The process of buying your first home is exciting. It’s also complicated. But a good REALTOR® can guide you every step of the...

What is a CDFI and why is it great for Twin Cities Habitat?

Posted at 10:06 AM on March 14, 2019

In 2018, TCHFH Lending, Inc. (the wholly-owned nonprofit mortgage company of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity) became...

What Realtors® Should Know About Habitat for Humanity's Homeownership Program

Posted at 8:30 AM on February 1, 2019

When you think of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity’s Homeownership Program, you might imagine a family buying a...

Homebuying for Beginners: What Types of Mortgages Are Available?

Posted at 10:57 AM on April 6, 2018

Buying a home is an exciting experience, especially if it's your first time. If you've never taken out a home loan, it's...

What's the deal with escrow?

Posted at 11:10 AM on March 22, 2018

If you're currently paying a mortgage payment, you are likely paying escrow.

Escrow is an account separate from the mortgage...