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Introducing Hanscom FCU's No-Money-Down Mortgage

Posted by Diana Burrell on May 3, 2018 2:14:17 PM

Maybe you’re tired of writing rent checks each month, knowing that your hard-earned salary funds your landlord’s real estate investment. Or that living below a bunch of hard-partying college kids has worn thin, along with your apartment walls, which are more like Egyptian papyrus — and as old, too!

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Topics: Money Management, mortgage, Home Ownership

6 Expenses to Include in Your Homebuying Budget

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Apr 10, 2018 2:21:05 PM

First-time homebuyers are sometimes caught off guard by overlooked expenses, which can create an uncomfortable financial pinch. Be sure you consider these one-time and ongoing expenses.

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Topics: budget, Home Ownership

House Shopping: Evaluating a Home’s Flaws

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Apr 10, 2018 2:18:00 PM

Have you ever watched a popular home buying show? Often you see home buyers searching for their ideal home turn down places with only minor flaws.

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Topics: Home Ownership

4 Questions to Ask Before Going Solar

Posted by MoneyWisdom Newsletter on Jan 17, 2018 4:52:42 AM

Thinking about going solar? These four questions will get you started.

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Topics: Mass Save, solar energy, Home Ownership

Easy Ways to Save Money on Your Water Bill

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Dec 28, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Saving water means saving money around your home. However, you might not be quite ready to put a brick in your toilet tank or reduce your shower flow to a trickle. Have no fear; you can still take steps to seriously reduce your water bill each month.

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Topics: Savings, budget, Home Ownership

Cold, Calculated Savings: Items To Buy In Winter

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Dec 7, 2017 9:47:57 AM

 

Every December you are bombarded with suggestions (some subtle, some not-so-much) for items to buy for the holidays. But what about items to buy AFTER the holidays? If you can wait a few days or weeks, you could land yourself some outrageous deals. In fact, if a loved one wants an item on the list below, you might even want to give them a gift card and advise them to pick it up when it goes on sale. That way, they not only get what they want, but they also get more money to spend on other desired items.

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Topics: Savings, budget, Home Ownership

7 Ways to Cut Heating Costs this Winter

Posted by Trish Reske on Dec 6, 2017 9:35:49 AM

Heating your home can be expensive. According to the Energy Markets Division of Mass.gov (MassDOER), the average residential customer last year was predicted to pay $728 for natural gas, $2,171 for oil, $2,176 for propane, and $553 for electric heating. How can you cut the high costs of heating your home this winter? Here are 7 ways you can stay warm while bring the cost of heating down:

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Topics: Savings, budget, Home Ownership

10 Holiday Home Improvement Tips

Posted by Bill Burpeau on Nov 28, 2017 11:11:38 AM

The holidays are a great time of year for entertaining family and friends. But, you may look around your house and think about sprucing things up before you bring the first guests in. You don't have to put large amounts of money out to get a nice impact for the holidays as well as your home's value. Here are 10 holiday home improvement tips that will boost your home equity value.

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Topics: Home Equity, Holidays, Home Ownership

How to Prepare for Home Ownership

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Oct 27, 2017 8:46:00 AM

Buying a home is a major commitment. It’s a bit like, well, getting married: you’ve got to be ready and you have to find the right “one.” And, like a marriage, homeownership is a dynamic experience that requires a tremendous amount of care and attention.

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Topics: mortgage, Home Ownership

How to Manage Your Money After a Natural Disaster

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Oct 25, 2017 7:38:00 AM

Floods, fires, earthquakes, and other natural disasters can wreak havoc with your personal life – including your finances. The following tips can help organize an action plan to tackle potential difficulties.

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Topics: Money Management, budget, Home Ownership

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