TFCU Articles & Resources

Ready to Use Home Equity? Answer These Questions First

Topics: Home Buying & Selling

Before you commit to a home equity line of credit or loan, you’ll likely have a discussion with a lender to help you sort through some of the nuances in the tools. Prepare yourself for the conversation by thinking through the questions below.

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What Does Debt to Income (DTI) Really Mean?

Topics: Debt & Debt Consolidation, Home Buying & Selling

Debt to income, or DTI, is a ratio financial professionals use to make lending decisions. The ratio reflects how reliable you are to lend to and sheds light on your overall financial health. Discovering your DTI is easy.

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Understanding Your Credit Report

Topics: Home Buying & Selling, Build Your Credit

When it comes to taking out a loan, every lender will review many financial elements to determine if you’re a qualified or risky candidate to lend to. Most importantly, every lender will review your credit score. Most of us know it’s important to “have good credit.” But what does that really mean? Below, we break down the important components that make up your credit report.

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10 things to consider before buying or refinancing a home

Topics: Home Buying & Selling

When it comes to taking out or refinancing a mortgage, there’s a lot to consider. Review this list of 10 tips to make sure your loan process will go smoothly.

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Which Home Loan Is Right For You?

Topics: Home Buying & Selling

Deciding to buy a home is one choice that's followed by many others – including picking the mortgage that's right for you. There are several types of loans, each designed for a particular purpose. 

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Tax Deductions & Homeownership

Topics: Budgeting & Improving My Finances, Home Buying & Selling

Did you know the benefits of homeownership extend to tax season? Federal tax deductions may add up to significant savings every year. Take a look at a few ways you may be able to save during tax season: As always consult with your tax advisor to explore what is best for your individual situation.

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