Home Buying, an Oral History – PART III
By Julia Wood and Sean Hladick In Part II of this oral history series, our would-be homebuyers navigated the long march from offer accepted to closing on the house. From inspections, digital signatures and mounting […]
3 Tips for Navigating Home Buying in the 2021 Seller’s Market
If you are in the market for buying a home right now, you might be feeling a little discouraged. Limited inventory, meaning the number of available properties for sale, gives sellers a clear upper hand. Many members […]
Home Buying, an Oral History – PART II
By Julia Wood and Sean Hladick In Part I of our oral history series, we followed seven Service CU employees on the start of their homebuying journey. We heard what drew them to buying a […]
Home Buying, an Oral History – PART I
By Julia Wood and Sean Hladick The laughter, the tears, the feelings of angst, excitement, and sometimes, even defeat – the emotional rollercoaster of a homebuyer’s journey. It starts as simply as a wish for […]
Piggyback Loan: When Two Mortgages Might Be Better Than One
If you have been looking into real estate lending options, chances are you may have stumbled upon an option called a piggyback loan. According to Zillow, the typical home price in the U.S. is around […]
What is a HELOC, and How Can It Help You?
You may have heard the term thrown around before, but you may still be wondering, what exactly is a HELOC, and is it right for me? If you’re a homeowner looking for a lower-interest loan […]
Homebuying for Millennials: Why You Can’t Always Take Advice from Your Parents on This One
If you’re a millennial who has begun to investigate homebuying, you’ve also likely reached out to your parents for advice. Parents are typically great sources for advice on all sorts of topics: from relationships, to how […]
How Does a VA Loan Work?
Are you a current or former military member looking to buy a home? If you are eligible, a VA loan may be the best option for you. A VA loan is a no or low […]
What Is a Home Construction Loan?
Thinking about building a home from scratch? While it might sound like a daunting endeavor, what better way to have your dream home than to make all the decisions about it from day one? Whether […]
How Much Home Can You Afford?
Buying your own home can be counted among life’s most gratifying achievements. After all, you’ve been cataloging renovation and décor ideas from countless hours of HGTV programming – it’s finally time to put them to […]