This article is sponsored by Zillow.

Finding and purchasing a home that you can afford and that fits your lifestyle is a whole full-time job right now. Rent prices have increased from last year in major cities across the country and mortgage rates have skyrocketed to near historic highs, making it tough to get a home in today’s market. However, there are things you can do to help simplify and speed up the process. Here are some ways Zillow can help: