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April 14th, 2014

Which home equity loan is best for me?

If you are planning a home improvement project this spring or looking for a good way to consolidate your high-interest debt, you may be thinking about borrowing against the equity in your home. While that can be a great way to get the money you need, knowing a little about the available options can help… (keep reading)

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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)

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July 18th, 2013

SMCU Presents “Keep Your Coffee”

When the big banks talk about saving money, what is the first thing they tell you? Stop buying coffee and stash that money away. While that’s not terrible advice, this is Seattle; coffee is in our blood. Cutting out your daily latte is a big sacrifice and a really hard way to save over the… (keep reading)

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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)