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February 5th, 2014

Visit SMCU at the Spring Seattle Home Show

Is a bathroom remodel on your list of things to do this summer? How about a new deck or hot tub? Are you a sucker for the next big kitchen appliance? If so, head down to the Century Link Field Event Center for the Spring Seattle Home Show between February 15 and 23. Hundreds of… (keep reading)


February 3rd, 2014

Everything You Love About SMCU – In a 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 SMCU’s Mortgage Center. Our mortgage experts have decades of experiencing helping members like you find exactly the right mortgage. Whether you need a conventional 30-year fixed-rate mortgage or something a little different,… (keep reading)


April 17th, 2013

Mortgage Empowerment Seminar: Knowledge for Informed Decisions

It’s no surprise that Spring is home-buying season. The sun is shining, lawns are vibrantly green and freshly mowed, and a light breeze carries the scent of flowers in full bloom. It’s almost too easy to imagine moving new furniture into the home you’re viewing, painting your kids’ rooms, barbecuing on the back patio, and… (keep reading)


July 9th, 2011

Home Buying in 2011: You Have Options!

Are you in the market for a new home? Or maybe thinking about refinancing your current mortgage to stabilize your finances for the future? No matter your financial situation or home buying goals, Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union has options and advice for you. Are you planning for retirement? As you begin preparing for retirement and… (keep reading)

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March 28th, 2011

Vote For Free Financial Education Seminars

Part of our job at SMCU is helping you better understand the realities and pitfalls of personal finance, so that you are able to make decisions that are in the best interest of you and your family. From time to time we offer free financial seminars on a wide range of topics presented by specially-trained… (keep reading)


October 22nd, 2010

Avoiding Foreclosure

Nearly 3 million homeowners received foreclosure notices in 20091. Some sources say that total may reach 4 million in 20102. People facing delinquent mortgage payments can find the situation spiraling out of control. Fortunately, there are steps that can make the situation more manageable.


July 21st, 2010

Dispelling Home Buying Myths

Interest rates are low, but will I be able to get a good deal with my credit? Can I afford a down payment? For many, it’s tough to determine whether now is a good time to buy a house. When you have the facts, you might find that homeownership is much closer than you think.… (keep reading)