Buying a home is the quintessential financial goal for many Americans. Explore strategies for affording a home, saving for a home down payment, and making investments in your personal real estate.
How You Can Reach Your Investment Goal—Even When You Veer Off-Track
We highlight all of the intelligent strategies we use to help protect you from market downturns as you approach the target dates for your goals—and discuss the actions you can take if your goals become off-track.
100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask
While it’s hard to ignore all the financial implications of making such a large investment, there are, of course, the equally important issues related life, family and relationships that arise in buying a home.
How to Save for Your First Down Payment
Saving for a first down payment and building home equity can be a way to build wealth over time. Here’s what you need to know about saving before you buy.
Buying a Second Home? 4 Tax Considerations
Buying a vacation property is a great investment goal if you know how to maximize the income and tax deductions.
Should You Factor Home Equity into Your Retirement Plan?
The answer depends on how much equity you have built up in your home—and what you expect your retirement expenses to be.
How to Manage a Mortgage
Borrowing as much as possible to buy a home may be the American dream of the past, but purchasing real estate is still a big goal for many people (not to mention a good investment). Make sure you're managing your mortgage correctly.