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Home Equity vs. Refinancing: Which Is Right For Me?

Posted by Katie Koke on Nov 18, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Home ownership has a lot of perks: you can make renovations and stylistic changes at your leisure. You don’t have to rely on a landlord to make house repairs, and in the long run it’s a better money investment than renting. On top of all of that, if you own a home you can also be eligible for a couple of different unique sources of cash flow. Most notably the access to home equity loans and cash-out refinancing. Both options are exceptional to have in your financial toolbox, but it’s important to understand the different types of utility that they offer, so that you can ultimately understand which is the right option for you. 

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Topics: Mortgage, Credit Union, members, Home Equity

3 Reasons to Take Out a Home Equity Loan

Posted by Katie Koke on Oct 21, 2019 11:00:00 AM

If you’ve been a homeowner for a number of years, chances are good that you’re eligible for a home equity loan. But even if you are eligible you may be asking yourself: “Why would I take out another loan?” A home equity loan has quite a few benefits that are worth investigating. Does that mean you should take one out just because you can? Of course not! What it does mean is that you should know about the potential financial opportunities one of these loans can offer - it might provide benefits that you don’t even know about!

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Topics: Blog, Member Resources, Home Equity, Guide

15-Year Mortgage vs. 30-Year Mortgage: Which Makes Sense For You?

Posted by Adam Rossi on Aug 12, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Buying a home, especially if you are a first-time homebuyer, can be a very confusing and stressful process. Unless you went to college for finance or work in a financial institution, it’s not really something that you would have ever learned and chances are you weren’t looking into getting a mortgage in your teenage years or early twenties. Now that you are looking, acquiring the proper knowledge can require a lot of time spent researching to figure out how to get a home mortgage and then figuring out the type of mortgage that makes the most sense for you. That’s what we’re here to help you with. Let’s look at the pros and cons of a 15-year mortgage and a 30-year mortgage, and figure out which of the two makes the most sense for you!

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Topics: Mortgage, Home Equity

A Guide to Mortgages and Home Equity Loans

Posted by Samantha Meurs on Jul 19, 2019 2:24:47 PM

Would you like to buy a home, but are worried you’d never qualify for a mortgage? Or maybe you just don’t know about the process behind it? Want to renovate, but can’t seem to save the extra cash?

Learn how you can do and understand the answers to these questions.

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Topics: Mortgage, Home Equity, Guide

3 Ways to Access Your Home Equity in 2019

Posted by Samantha Meurs on Jul 1, 2019 11:00:00 AM



Accessing your home equity gets a bit of a bad rap. If you hear a phrase along the lines of, “So, I took out a second mortgage on my house,” it is typically perceived as an indication of dire financial straits. This, for one, is not always the case.

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Topics: Mortgage, Home Equity

3 Smart Tips When Considering a Home Equity Loan

Posted by Adam Rossi on May 20, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Taking out a home equity loan can be a promising prospect, particularly when you’re looking for an influx of money for more expensive endeavors - be it large home remodeling/renovations, paying off high-interest debts or finding money for college tuition. Despite the appeal, when it comes to taking out a second mortgage on your home it’s important to know the smartest and safest way to do so. Otherwise, you leave yourself open to a bad deal, an interest rate that’s unreasonable for you or a financial situation that can become untenable. Here are three tips to follow when you’re considering a home equity loan.

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Topics: Home Equity