Category: Mortgage

What is PMI & How You Can Avoid Paying it

PMI — it sounds like one of those three letter acronyms that you’ve heard in passing, but don’t exactly know what it means. But if you’re mortgage shopping, it’s important to understand exactly what PMI is and why you should give serious consideration to avoiding it. You don’t want to commit to a mortgage loan… Read more »

Dos & Don’ts When Considering a Home Equity Loan

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 and/or 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… Read more »

3 Essential Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

Buying a home is a huge life decision and can be especially nerve-wracking when you’re buying for the first time. Just like anything that you do for the first time, there’s a learning curve that you have to climb before you can get a good sense of the best strategies for home buying. With this… Read more »

5 Steps to Get Your Mortgage Application Approved

Getting approved for a mortgage loan can seem confusing, especially to first-time homebuyers. But with the right preparation and planning, the mortgage application process can get easier, setting potential borrowers up for quicker approval. Here are five steps to mortgage approval.

The Benefits of a First-Time Home Buyer Program at a Credit Union

Spring has arrived and with it comes new beginnings, fresh ideas, and a desire to shake off winter’s slumber to embark on a new adventure. Perhaps your desire to acquire a first home is blossoming once again. Now is the right time, and HRCCU’s Mortgage Center is the perfect place to start.

Why are Mortgage Rates in a Holding Pattern?

Mortgage rates shot way up in the first three months of the year, then dropped a bit. Last week they mostly stayed put, according to Bankrate’s weekly national survey.

A Guide to Starting the Home Buying Process

Buying a home is usually pretty intimidating. You may have found the home of your dreams or the fixer upper you have had your eye on for a while. However, you need to know what you can afford, what your options are, and all of the costs associated with a home purchase. It’s hard to… Read more »