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Moving Costs and How to Budget Before Relocating

Moving Costs and How to Budget Before Relocating

While moving may or may not be fun for you, taking the necessary steps to prepare for your move and budgeting ahead of time will help you avoid a headache in the long run.

Love Your Mortgage

Love Your Mortgage

If you are looking to purchase a new home or refinance your existing mortgage, you’ll want to talk to the mortgage pros in Seattle Credit Union’s Mortgage Center.

Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) vs Home Equity Loan

Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) vs Home Equity Loan

If you have a mortgage, you already know a thing or two about home ownership. Costs can seem daunting, but that’s where the equity in your home can help.

Equity - Making Your House Work For You

Equity - Making Your House Work For You

The equity you have in your home can be one of the most powerful financial tools you have. From paying for home improvements to consolidating debt, your equity can provide the cash for all sorts of projects and payments.

Refinancing - The Mortgage World's Superhero

Refinancing - The Mortgage World's Superhero

While a big mortgage payment can strain a budget, the fact that it’s such a big portion of your monthly spend means your mortgage can be a great place to save money.

Financing Second Homes & Investment Properties

Financing Second Homes & Investment Properties

Whether it’s a vacation getaway, rental property, or retirement home, you have a few different options when it comes to financing a second home.

Homeownership: You Might Be Closer Than You Think

Homeownership: You Might Be Closer Than You Think

Whether it’s your first or your next, home ownership is a big milestone for anyone. In a hot housing market like Seattle, the entire process – researching, shopping, financing, and moving in – can feel overwhelming. Sometimes, the hardest part is getting started. 

E-Waste: How & Where to Recycle Old Electronics

E-Waste: How & Where to Recycle Old Electronics

As our personal and professional lives become more and more dependent on technology, most of us own at least one or two gadgets, maybe even more. Combine this with the rate at which technology is evolving, causing us to dump our old models in favor of faster, sleeker ones, and we’ve got an e-waste problem on our hands.

Home Improvement Planning and Financing Made Easy

Home Improvement Planning and Financing Made Easy

As you do your house cleaning, you may think of a new feature or two you’d like for your home. Although improvements can be expensive, thinking through the logistics and costs can give you a sense of the potential benefits too. 

7 Home improvement projects that add value (and 3 that don't)

7 Home improvement projects that add value (and 3 that don't)

Remodeling and renovating your home can make your home more enjoyable, and— if done right—increase your home’s value along the way. But not all renovations are created equal. While some projects can add significant value to your home, others can actually reduce the sale price. So what’s a homeowner to do?

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