BUYING A HOME

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If you're thinking about buying a home, new to homeownership, or want to learn how to tap into your equity, these articles can help answer your questions.

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Solar Power Savings

Solar pow­er sav­ings can help reduce your elec­tric bills and make your mort­gage pay­ments more afford­able. But how much do solar pan­els save? 

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10 Simple Ways to Have a Healthy Lawn and Still Save Water

Your Cal­i­for­nia dream home will ben­e­fit from water-con­scious lawn care. Keep a healthy lawn while sav­ing water—and money. 

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8 Easy Ways to Save Money on Your Utility Bills

Learn how to save mon­ey on util­i­ties and free up resources for mort­gage pay­ments and oth­er expenses. 

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5 Reasons to Use a HELOC

So you’ve opened a Home Equi­ty Line of Cred­it, what can you do with it? Here are 5 ways to use your HELOC. 

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What Is Private Mortgage Insurance?

When apply­ing for a home loan, it’s impor­tant to know how pri­vate mort­gage insur­ance can impact the home buy­ing process. Buy­ing mort­gage insur­ance can low­er your down pay­ment, leav­ing you cash to spend on oth­er costs of buy­ing a home such as mov­ing expens­es and repairs.

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How Long Does it Take to Buy a House in the Bay Area?

Tired of rent­ing? Learn about the steps to buy­ing a house in the Bay Area, how long it takes, and how to speed up the process. 

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Do You Need a 20% Down Payment?

Learn about down pay­ments and how they impact your home pur­chase. Do you real­ly need 20% down?

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Home Buying Made Easy with HomeAdvantage

Whether you’re search­ing for a home, look­ing for a home loan, or try­ing to sell your cur­rent home, Home­Ad­van­tage™ sim­pli­fies the process, sav­ing you time and mon­ey. And it’s free for our members.

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Why the Loan-to-Value Ratio Matters

When apply­ing for a loan, it’s impor­tant to under­stand the loan-to-val­ue ratio: what that means and how it impacts what you can bor­row and at what inter­est rate.

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Buying a Car

Online Car Loans in San Francisco

Get a car loan from home. Shop for cars and car loans online quick­ly through the Cred­it Union Direct Lend­ing program. 

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Investments

Investing 101

The invest­ment land­scape can be extreme­ly dynam­ic and ever-evolv­ing. The first step is learn­ing to dis­tin­guish dif­fer­ent types of invest­ments and their indi­vid­ual risks.

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Personal Finance

9 Ways to Master Your Money

Are you tired of mon­ey prob­lems run­ning your life? Don’t wor­ry, you’re not alone. Here are 9 ways to mas­ter your mon­ey. Stop wor­ry­ing. Start get­ting ahead. 

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