Abby Badach Doyle is a home and mortgages writer for NerdWallet. She is passionate about helping consumers understand the homebuying process and feel confident about their finances. Her work has appeared in The Associated Press, The Washington Post and others. Abby resides in Pittsburgh, a city known for its neighborly spirit and vibrant communities.
- Education: B.A. in journalism communications from Gannon University
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San Diego County Credit Union Mortgage Review 2023
Good for: Californians who are looking for a conventional or jumbo mortgage and want to shop rates online.
Pennymac Mortgage Review 2023
Good for: borrowers seeking a government-backed mortgage who want to rate-shop online.
Caliber Home Loans Review 2023
Good for: first-time home buyers, veterans and those who may have credit challenges to overcome.
Bank of America Mortgage Review 2023
Good for: first-time home buyers looking for low- or no-down-payment options and homeowners interested in a home equity line of credit.
NBKC Bank Mortgage Review 2023
Good for: borrowers who want low rates and fees and an online experience with phone support. VA loans are an emphasis.
What Is an HOA? How Homeowners Associations Work
Homeowners associations, or HOAs, are official groups of residents that preside over a community. Residents are required to pay HOA fees, which fund amenities.
FHA Loan Requirements for 2023
FHA loan requirements include a minimum credit score of 500 as well as limits on your total monthly debt load.
FHA Loans: What to Know in 2023
An FHA loan is a mortgage insured by the Federal Housing Administration. FHA loans are helpful for buyers with limited savings or lower credit scores.