The Home Story Staff

Buying a Home? Get Ready for the Fees You Will See

No one likes unexpected or “hidden” costs when it comes to homeownership.

April 13, 2016 | The Home Story Staff

The Power of Credit: An Animated Tale

The key to protecting your credit starts with understanding what may hurt your credit score.

April 8, 2016 | The Home Story Staff

The Road to Homeownership: An Animated Journey

Lenders will consider these 3 factors in approving you for a home loan.

April 6, 2016 | The Home Story Staff

What Consumers (Don’t) Know About Mortgage Qualification Criteria

Research by Fannie Mae shows consumers have a significant lack of understanding about the requirements for a mortgage.

January 6, 2016 | The Home Story Staff

3 Percent Down Loans ‘Safe, Sound’ and Promoting Homeownership

Fannie Mae’s 3 percent down mortgage was designed to meet the needs of today’s borrowers – and lenders.

November 13, 2015 | The Home Story Staff

Which Documents Will You Need When Applying for a Loan?

Wondering which documents you will need to submit to your lender? Our interactive tool will help you figure this out.

October 2, 2015 | The Home Story Staff

Is Your Home Disaster-Proof?

Tips on how to protect you and your home from natural disasters.

August 26, 2015 | The Home Story Staff

5 Apps to Help You Buy a Home

Setting out on a journey to find a home? Don’t go it alone. Here are 5 apps that can help along the way.

July 15, 2015 | The Home Story Staff

My Home Story: Her Persistence Helped Her Land a Mortgage

Paying off debt and learning about homeownership were the first steps for Maria Gonzalez.

July 8, 2015 | The Home Story Staff

My Home Story: A Home That’s Worth the Hassle

My Home Story: For this family, having pros on their side helped with their roller coaster experience in finding a new home.

June 10, 2015 | The Home Story Staff

What’s Your Homebuying I.Q.?

Should you get a pre-underwritten mortgage or play the lotto to get the home financing you need? Take this quiz and find out.

December 12, 2014 | The Home Story Staff