First-Time Homebuyer? Make Sure You’re Prepared for These 7 Hidden Costs

When budgeting for your first home, here are seven often overlooked costs that can have a big impact on your bottom line:

Prequalification and Preapproval: Two Steps Closer to Homeownership

Although prequalification and preapproval share a prefix, each process serves a different purpose. Below we explore the differences plus some suggestions for the right time to take each step.

How strong are your passwords?

Although it may seem tedious and annoying, strong passwords are our first line of defense against hackers.

Ready. Set. Close. Introducing Rapid Refi

Refinance your existing mortgage to save time and money for spending on what matters most. With our Rapid Refi loan, we’ll close in 30 days or the $299 in closing costs are on us. Choose between 5, 10, and 15-year term options.

Don’t Be Lured by Phishing

Phishing is an internet scam in which e-mail spam or pop-up messages are used to deceive you into divulging personal or financial information over the internet.

Money App Safety

We use money apps every day. Venmo, Apple Pay, and Zell have all become household names. Before you press send, pause and make sure you are moving money in a safe and secure manner.

Get a Head Start on Buying a Home

The process to becoming a homeowner can sometimes feel intimidating- even if it’s not your first time. The real estate market is always changing, along with the rates and financial rules. Here are 5 financial tips to make sure you’re prepared for your future home.

Keep Our Seniors Safe

Elder financial abuse or exploitation is one of the fastest growing frauds in America.

Man in the Middle Scam

If you’ve received a call from your financial institution about a fraud warning, you probably felt a sense of urgency to find out what is going on, but with a ‘Man in the Middle’ scam, it's going to be very important to take a deep breath and think twice before giving out identifying information.

Scams Exploiting Coronavirus Fears: Watch out for these red flags

As we learn more about the Coronavirus (COVID - 19), it is important to remember that a few people will attempt to prey on the fears of others by crafting scam emails and sending them out in mass. We want to help you identify these potential scams before it is too late.