Buying or Refinancing? Get the Right Home Loan

As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, SchoolsFirst FCU provides affordable solutions to help you achieve the dream of homeownership. Because we return profits after expenses to Members in the form of lower interest rates and low or no fees whenever possible, we offer highly competitive mortgage solutions, along with expert guidance to help you make the most of your money. Continue reading

Cutting Through the Jargon: 13 Real Estate Terms Explained

There are plenty of moving parts when it comes to buying and owning a home. It’s no surprise then, that the terms that go along with the process might be a tad confusing, especially when people bandy around acronyms.

Take heart — you can get up to speed on the definitions in no time.

Here’s a baker’s dozen of some common real estate terms you need to understand when navigating the homebuying process.

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Tips for Navigating Multigenerational Living

Back in the good old days, it was common for several generations to live under one roof. In recent years, multigenerational living has made a big comeback, and with it more innovative housing choices. In fact, one in five American households are comprised of adults from different generations such as parents and their adult children, or grandparents, parents and children, according to census data.

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Affordable Ways to Refresh Your Home

Home improvements can rejuvenate a stale dwelling. But remodeling and renovations could set you back thousands of dollars for each room.

A “midrange minor kitchen remodel” — including hardware, countertops, flooring and a refrigerator — is about $21,000, on average, according to Remodeling magazine’s 2018 Cost vs. Value report. But with the right approach, you can give your abode some TLC without busting your budget.

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