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How to Calculate Your Home Equity

Figuring out how much home equity you have is a great first step to leveraging it to accomplish your financial goals. 

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Shopping for a Home

No matter where you're at in your home shopping process, we can make it easier and more affordable.

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What Goes into a Mortgage Payment

If your mortgage is escrowed, your monthly payment will include more than just the loan payment.

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Man uses his cash out refi from UWCU to make updates to his home.

Cash-Out Refinancing 101

Explore cash-out refinancing and the possibilities it can unlock to help you reach your financial goals.

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4 Reasons to Consider Refinancing

Refinancing is a tool you can use to get a better hold on your finances. Here are four ways you can deploy it.

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Learning about a UW Credit Union's HELOC options online

Demystifying Home Equity Lines of Credit

While there are plenty of resources that explain what a home equity line of credit (or HELOC) is and what you can use it for, you’re not alone if you still have questions. 

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Man and woman working on their landscaping to help increase their home value in Wisconsin.

Spring and Summer Yard Updates That Can Boost Your Home’s Value

These outdoor upgrades are known for their strong return on investment.

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Couple reviewing paperwork and planning how to consolidate their debt by refinancing.

Consolidating Debt through Refinancing

Sometimes it’s wise to trade your original loan for one with a better term or interest rate.

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Home Inspection Checklist

Review this list of common home inspection items to ensure your dream home meets your standards.

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