As winter approaches, there are some things you can do on the inside and outside of your home to protect your investment, save money, and keep your family comfortable. Best of all, these ten tips are quick and easy to complete on your own or with a professional.
Renting vs Buying a Home
Find what works for your lifestyle and budgetary needs. It's always wise to crunch the numbers before you become a homeowner.
Fixed Rate vs Adjustable Rate Mortgages
Should you get a fixed rate or an adjustable rate mortgage loan? Here's what you need to know about each of these rate options.
Home Equity vs HELOC
Your guide to Home Equity Loans and Lines of Credit. Learn about the differences between these loan types and tips to best utilize them.
Mortgage Ready 5 Steps
If you fear you will never realize your dream of homeownership, we have some tips that may help you take the next step to make it a reality.
Buying Your First Home
There comes a time when you want to settle down and have a place you can call your own. First, you'll want to familiarize yourself with the costs and the process.
Common Myths About Purchasing a Home
A home is the most expensive purchase you’ll likely ever make. Before making the leap, make sure you are educated on these common myths.
We've put together a mortgage glossary to help you get a better grasp of any terms that may be less than clear.
Buying Your Next Home
When you’re considering purchasing that second home, here are just a few tips to take into consideration before you go house shopping.
Remodeling Your Home
Every homeowner wishes to change things after some time. The big question is where to start. Here are some tips.
Do You Have Enough Money to Buy a Home?
Many potential homeowners don't realize that buying a house comes with costs that aren't as obvious as they seem.
How to Know When to Refinance Your Home
You can refinance your house at any time, but it's important to weigh the cost and benefits before starting your application.
What are the risks of a Home Equity Loan?
Equity in your home can be useful. You want to be absolutely sure that using this type of loan does not outweigh the risks.
5 Tips for Vetting Mortgage Loans in Oregon
You want a team you can trust when buying a house. Make sure you choose your real estate agent and your home lender carefully.
Home Loans Options Available Near Me
Buying a home should be an exciting experience. It's important to know what credit union home loans are available in your area.
Benefits of a Rivermark Home Equity Loan
Homeownership comes with some financial stresses. One option is to take out a home equity loan. What are your options?
What is a Home Equity Line of Credit?
How many times have you heard the phrase "home equity line of credit" or seen the abbreviation HELOC? Let's simplify it for you.
What are Mortgage Points?
Many members wonder about mortgage points and whether you really save more in the long run by purchasing mortgage points upfront. Learn more about points.
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Your down payment for a home loan can be saved in many different ways. There will be easy ways and difficult ways. Some ways will require sacrifices, while others will take time. If you're committed to owning a home one day, these small sacrifices will be well worth it. The following are some ways you can begin saving for your down payment on a home today.
It has been a long winter. There is no better time to clean up your house than right now, before the summer arrives and you are going off on some much-needed adventures. Here are a few tips you can use to keep your house and property in great shape. It's time for some springtime home maintenance!
Owning your own home can be an excellent investment. It can also be financially draining if you aren’t regularly maintaining your home. Regular maintenance can take time, planning, and money, but it can help you to save on unexpected repair costs and keep the value of your home up. Below, we share some of our tips for becoming a financially responsible homeowner.
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