With the OCCU Homebuying 101 Center, you can walk-through our first-time homebuyer journey digitally, completing the steps that lead you to your welcome mat. Read advice and tips from the OCCU Homebuying 101 Center to prepare for every step of buying a home, like pre-qualification, submitting an offer, closing day and everything in between. The OCCU Homebuying 101 Center tracks your progress, so you can see what you've already completed and what you need to do next.
From scheduling appointments and reminders to tools that help you see how much you can afford, the OCCU Homebuying 101 Center helps you take the next step with a simple map in hand. Follow the steps in the next pages to start your journey.
5 benefits of refinancing your mortgage
Consider these five potential perks of refinancing your home loan.
5 ways to use your home equity—outside your home
Rising home values have dropped a nice chunk of equity into many homeowners’ laps. Tapping into it with a home equity loan is easy. Deciding what to do with it? Not so much.