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14 04, 2023

First-Time Homebuyer Educational Session April 22

2023-04-14T16:44:17-05:00April 14th, 2023|Green Country News, Home Buying|

Join us April 22nd for a First-Time Homebuyer Educational Session. Presented by Janice Sizemore, this session will cover: The homebuying process Financing Do's & Don'ts Closing Frequently Asked Questions This free seminar is for anyone and everyone who'd like to be better informed on the home buying process but especially for first-time homebuyers. Lenders with [...]

17 11, 2022

Free, Financial Education Webinars

2022-11-17T16:02:05-06:00November 17th, 2022|Education, Financial|

Free, Financial Education Webinars Join us for free webinars in 2023! Whether you’re an employee, member, family, or friend, our webinars are packed with useful info and are open to everyone. Just make sure to reserve your virtual seat. Select Sign Up at the links below to register. When prompted please enter ‘Green Country FCU’ as your [...]

6 07, 2022

10 Unusual Budgeting Methods to Try

2022-07-06T12:57:22-05:00July 6th, 2022|Budgeting, Education|

Reposted from Money Under 30 If the usual budgeting methods and apps aren't working for you, try some of these lesser-known options — like the Kakeibo method, the expense-income approach, or the "no budget" budget. As a personal finance writer, I write about budgeting daily. That’s why it was a hard truth to face when [...]

10 06, 2022

Are adjustable-rate mortgages safer now than they were in 2008?

2022-06-10T14:18:29-05:00June 10th, 2022|Home Buying|

Are adjustable-rate mortgages safer now than they were in 2008 Adjustable-rate mortgages are gaining ground amid rate hikes for fixed-rate mortgages. Here’s what you need to know if you’re in the market for a home loan. As interest rates rise for conventional loans, home buyers are turning to adjustable-rate mortgages in increasing numbers. According to [...]

19 05, 2022

Four things every homebuyer needs to know about Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMs)

2023-06-07T14:25:47-05:00May 19th, 2022|Education, Home Buying|

Four things every homebuyer needs to know about Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMs) If you’re shopping for a home, you’ve probably heard of an Adjustable Rate Mortgage or ARM. It’s a type of home loan with an interest rate that changes over time. The main perk is that it usually comes with an initially low rate, [...]

8 11, 2021

Five insider tips to an affordable first home

2021-11-08T20:55:22-06:00November 8th, 2021|Home Buying|

The process of buying a home can be overwhelming—especially if it’s your first time. You want to make sure you’re getting the best house at the best value, but without prior experience, how can you really know? Here are some helpful pointers for first-time homebuyers: 1. Avoid making large purchases before you apply for your [...]

25 05, 2021

Why is it so hard to buy a house right now?

2021-05-25T09:10:28-05:00May 25th, 2021|Home Buying|

Why is it so hard to buy a house right now? Thinking of buying a house? So is everyone else.  Why are homes so hot?  Mortgage rates have risen slightly in the past few months, but are still near record lows, driving high demand for homes. Some people hope to capitalize on these low rates, while [...]

25 05, 2021

Quick Guide: How to buy a house in 2021

2021-05-25T09:01:42-05:00May 25th, 2021|Home Buying|

How to buy a house in 2021 Your guide to getting a mortgage and buying a home.   Set a budget Get mortgage preapproval Find a house and make an offer Secure your mortgage loan Wait for underwriting to complete Set up a home inspection Sign paperwork and close   Buying a home is much [...]

9 11, 2020

Do you qualify for a VA Loan?

2020-11-09T09:55:02-06:00November 9th, 2020|Home Buying, Uncategorized|

VA Loan Eligibility Requirements To be eligible for a VA loan, you or your spouse must meet the basic service requirements set by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), have a valid Certificate of Eligibility (COE), and satisfy credit and income requirements. You may be eligible for a VA loan by meeting one or more of the [...]

7 07, 2020

Three signs you’re more prepared than you think to buy a home

2020-07-07T16:12:57-05:00July 7th, 2020|Home Buying|

No doubt about it—buying a home is a big investment. You’re on the hook for a long-term mortgage, and responsible for repairs and any other unforeseen expenses. But don’t get discouraged just yet. If you have strong money management skills (and cash saved up), you may be ready for homeownership. Here are three signs that [...]

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