An informed decision is the best decision. Browse through our articles to help you understand aspects of the borrowing process.
Discover the convenience of a conditional approval letter, and how it can make your home buying experience easier from start to finish. Learn how you can get a conditional approval decision.
Review factors that will help you to gain insight into how much down payment you can afford, and find the home and mortgage loan that fits your financial needs.
Understand the difference between borrowing against the equity in your home and refinancing, and discover the pros and cons of each.
Plan for a smooth closing by reviewing descriptions of closing costs, prepare for the steps that may be involved, and understand the types of fees that may apply to your loan.
Learn why credit is an important consideration when you apply for a mortgage, why your credit score is important, how your credit score is calculated, and more.
All loans and lines are subject to credit approval, verification, and collateral evaluation and are originated by TIAA-CREF Trust Company, FSB. Products may not be available in all states. Products and interest rates are subject to change without notice.
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