Home & Mortgage

  • Best Times to Buy: Homes

    posted June 18, 2024 in Home & Mortgage

    If you're looking to buy a home, it helps to know the best times to buy!

  • Time to Move or Time to Improve

    posted April 28, 2023 in Home & Mortgage

    It's a question every family encounters eventually: Should we remodel our home or move and buy a new one?

  • Financing a Renovation with a Home Equity Loan

    posted January 17, 2023 in Home & Mortgage

    If spring cleaning also means home renovation, you'll want to look into a home equity loan (HEL) or home equity line of credit (HELOC). With both, you're borrowing against the equity in your home, and you'll pay much lower rates than with other types of financing. There are origination fees, and you'll want to be sure to keep up the payments. Just like defaulting on a mortgage, failure to pay back a home equity loan can cost you your house.

  • How to Turn Your Back Yard into an Oasis

    posted January 17, 2023 in Home & Mortgage

    If you're staying home this summer, make your staycation rock with some backyard fun! Upgrade your outdoor furniture and invest in some fun. Add greenery where you can and make a natural playscape for the kids. If you're short on cash, Greater Iowa Credit Union can help with a personal loan or home equity loan.

  • HELOCs: What You Need to Know

    posted December 30, 2022 in Home & Mortgage

    With a rising rates environment, borrowing against the equity of your home may likely be a better choice than moving to a new home. You may choose to fund home renovations and other high-priced needs using your equity with a HELOC.

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