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Buying a home is an exciting milestone in anyone’s life. When you own your own home, you can make it truly yours.

Topics: Owning a Home
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Buying a home can be overwhelming. The good news is it doesn’t have to be. When taken step-by-step, buying a home can be an easy and rewarding experience.

Topics: Owning a Home
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Spring is in the air and the birds are nesting so why aren’t you?

Topics: Owning a Home
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For many homeowners, home improvements are inevitable.  In 2015, Americans spent more than $320 billion in upgrades and renovations to their homes. 

Topics: Owning a Home
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We’ve all heard the horror stories of remodeling projects that took too long and went over budget.  While you should always add a buffer in both your timeline and budget, a plan will help you get the project done without unnecessary stress.

Topics: Owning a Home
OCCU employee talking about mortgages to a female member

Credit Unions, like OCCU, offer the same mortgage programs as mortgage brokers, however, there are a few differences that may make a credit union a better lending option.

Topics: Owning a Home
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If your down payment is less than 20 percent of the value of the home you'll most likely be required to carry private mortgage insurance.

Topics: Owning a Home
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With so many variables to consider, OCCU encourages you to talk with a Mortgage Loan Officer and let them know what you are hoping to do. OCCU will do its best to find the solution that meets your needs.

Topics: Owning a Home