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Buy & Own a Home

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Buy & Own a Home

10 Tools for First-Time Home Buyers

Do you have a list of projects you want to tackle in your new home? Here are the basic tools you’ll need to get the job done.

Buy & Own a Home

What Will Happen to Mortgage Rates in 2017?

Many people are wondering if mortgage rates will rise in 2017 and if they should buy a home sooner rather than later. Read more and decide for yourself.

12 Benefits of Owning a Home

Don’t Assume You Can’t Afford to Buy

Owning your own home might feel like a “someday” dream, but what if the smartest time to buy is today?

12 Benefits of Owning a Home

Some Things in Life are Free

Instead of paying rent every month, you can put down roots and enjoy the future payoff.

12 Benefits of Owning a Home

Outsmart Rent Increases for Good

Renting is a commitment to paying more and more in housing costs each year, as inflation and growth drive rents higher.

12 Benefits of Owning a Home

Get Homegrown Wisdom Before Buying Your First Home

You know those moments—the ones when you realize that your parents were right? Make them work in your favor when you’re considering buying your first home.

12 Benefits of Owning a Home

Owning a Home Pays at Tax Time

When you buy a home, the mortgage interest you do pay is tax-deductible. So are your property taxes. Mortgage insurance can even be a tax deduction, if you qualify.

12 Benefits of Owning a Home

Stop Paying Rent. Start Paying Yourself.

In 2015, home values increased by an average of 10% in the Austin market—meaning homebuyers saw an average 10% return on their investment in only one year.

12 Benefits of Owning a Home

It’s a Great Year to Buy a House

You might be surprised at how affordable mortgage payments can be at current rates—they may even be comparable to the rent you’re paying now.

Buy & Own a Home

What is TRID?

Scott Williams, UFCU Mortgage Loan Officer, visits KXAN's Studio 512 to explain recent changes to the home buying process.

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