Home loan tips, tricks and general goodness.

Competing in a hot housing market is easier than you think.

Just because the housing market is fiery doesn't mean you have to get burned. Here's how to get ahead of the competition and into your new digs like a pro.

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you've already done the hard work to get a sweet refi.

Pssst, you've already done the hard work to get a sweet refi.

This just in: you're probably in better refi shape and you don't even know it. Luckily, we've done the thinking for you and have all the signs you're ripe to refi.

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5 ways to get financially healthy in the New Year that you won't abandon by March.

Planning your New Year New Me health makeover? Want to include your finances but think it's more effort than a few online yoga classes? Well, think again.

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4 interior trends worth jumping on the train for.

If you're redecorating your home faster than the seasons are changing to keep up with interior trends — this is for you. We've done the research and nailed down the 4 interior trends made to last. Your wallet and your home will thank you.

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Decoding Home Depot — no more trips spent scratching your head.

Sick of wandering the aisles of the renovation wonderland that is Home Depot and coming out 2 hours later with a plant and zero progress? We've got the map to all the tips, tricks and secret services to make you life easier.

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Is your perfect refi fit a fixed or adjustable rate?

This just in: a refi isn't a one-size-fits-all. And why you want to refi can change what type of loan is will suit you. Lucky for you we've wrapped up when a fixed or ARM refi is your best bet.

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How to calculate the break-even point for your refi without long division.

Turns out knowing your refi break-even point — right down to the month — can be figured out before your DoorDash arrives. Get your calculator-app-friendly equation now.

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Nail your next virtual open home like a pro.

Say goodbye to the days of mute malfunctions and become a virtual open home master with this expert guide to nailing the art of the digital home inspection.

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Ready to take the training wheels off and refinance? Read this first.

Before you hit the pedals and ride off into a refi-sunset, it's good to know you're in for a smooth ride. Lucky for you we've gone through when you're good to roll, and when you should hit the brakes on that refi.

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All the ways to reinvest your cash-out refi that you probably haven't considered

Hint: A cash-out doesn't just have to be used to pay down debt or upgrade that patio with the holes in it. But you probably should patch that up.

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Picking up what we're putting down?

You're just a cruisy 15 minutes away from knowing exactly where you stand.