Since 1935 DECU has been serving John Deere employees and their families, and in that time we’ve built up quite a set of tools to help reach our 42,000 members in 50 states and 56 countries. Offering everything from savings accounts to mortgage loans to retirement & investment planning, DECU has Best-In-Market rates and a […]
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Buying a home can be nerve-racking, especially for a first-time home buyer. These tips can help you navigate the process and avoid common mistakes. 1. Start saving for a down payment early It’s common to shoot for 20% down but many lenders allow much less, and for first-time home buyers, some programs allow as little […]
Whether you’ve purchased a home with the idea of renovating it or you’ve been in your home for years and it’s finally time to update – a home renovation is a journey. That journey may begin with smaller home improvement projects that eventually results in a multi-room home remodel or a total overhaul. Each person’s home renovation will be unique with different expenses and surprises along the way.
Every wise homebuyer knows that a home inspection is a must-have before closing a deal on a home. If you choose to do an inspection yourself or hire a professional home inspector, be certain to be educated to get the most out of the inspection. A thorough home inspection will provide quality information and will […]
Adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs) are in their essence, mortgage loans with variable rates. Whether you are a first-time home-buyer or someone looking to purchase a second home, here are four big reasons why you should consider Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARM). It could very well save you thousands down the road. #1: Lower rates help you […]
There are many reasons as to why you should consider refinancing. As with any financial decision, arming yourself with knowledge of how refinancing works, its benefits and risks is always a good practice. You could potentially save yourself a hundred or two every month. Now that’s some significant savings that could be invested elsewhere. What […]
Thinking of buying your first home by getting a mortgage, but don’t know where to start? Here is a break-down of the absolute must-knows from mortgage rates to first-time home buyers benefits, and everything in-between. Pull out your pen and paper because you’re about to do some hands-on math exercises, or if you’re uncomfortable hearing […]