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Man researching are credit unions FDIC insured on his laptop

Are credit unions FDIC insured?

The short answer is no. Instead, they are insured by an independent government agency called the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA).

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How to get pre-approved for a mortgage

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, upsizing to your forever home or downsizing to an empty nest, the best place to begin is getting pre-approved.

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What’s the difference between a credit union and a bank?

Deciding which financial institution to bank with is worth putting some thought into. Credit unions and banks are often compared because they are both potential options f...

Elderly couple researching a Washington state mortgage refinance

How to decide if a mortgage refinance is worth it

Refinancing a mortgage can have a lot of benefits, especially if you can get a lower interest rate or better terms, which refinancing often leads to.

Father at hardware store with son considering a cash our refi vs HELOC

Is it cheaper to refinance or get a home equity line of credit?

Looking for a way to have access to additional funding? If you own your home and have built up equity, a cash-out refinance or HELOC may be the right choice.

First time homebuyer family moving in with a zero down home loan

Is it smart to put zero down on a home?

Zero-down home loans for first-time buyers can help you achieve your home ownership goals, but is this the right option for you?

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What kind of mortgage can you get with no money down?

We believe homeownership should be accessible to everyone. That’s why we offer no-money-down mortgages.

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How do I qualify for a home loan in Washington State?

Ready to buy a new home but not sure how to go about getting a home loan? Here’s what you’ll need to start.

Young couple considers several loans for home buying

Which loan is best for home buying?

The truth is that there isn’t one single best loan for home buying. All of the options have their strengths and weaknesses, and each one might be better or worse given yo...