Affected by Recent Hurricanes? We’re Here to Help

For those who have been impacted by recent hurricanes, we want you to know Colonial is here to help. Hurricanes Florence and Michael have caused immense damage and widespread flooding across a number of regions along the Southern ...
Even if the inside of a home is well-maintained, buyers will often pass up the chance to see it based on their impressions of the outside. In other words, curb appeal matters.

How to Improve Curb Appeal to Boost Your Selling Price

The rule about not judging a book by its cover is broken constantly, especially when it comes to the real estate market. Potential home buyers will rarely consider a home with a neglected lawn, chipped paint, broken windows and ...
Homeowners understand that through renovations—both big and small—they can successfully add value to their home. The only problem is knowing where to start; what projects should homeowners invest their hard-earned money and time into in order to build equity?

7 Home Improvements That Can Build Equity

Homeowners understand that through renovations—both big and small—they can successfully add value to their home. The only problem is knowing where to start; what projects should homeowners invest their hard-earned money and ...
Maybe the home you are considering has the space you need but just needs a few upgrades to be the ideal home for you and your family. Fortunately, Colonial offers a program that allows homebuyers to immediately improve a property upon purchase with our Purchase Plus Improvement Loan.

Make Upgrades to Your New Home with Colonial’s Purchase Plus Loan

When searching for the ideal home, there are a few things that can make or break your decision to submit an offer. If hosting barbeques for family and friends is important, you’re going to want to find a home that has the backyard ...
The temperature is dropping and your energy bill is rising, but where does that leave your home’s value? With some quick and easy winterization tips for today, you can retain or even add value to your home in the long run.

What to Know About Winterizing Your Home

The temperature is dropping and your energy bill is rising, but where does that leave your home’s value? With some quick and easy winterization tips for today, you can retain or even add value to your home in the long run. What ...
Discover how you can protect your home from the harsh temperatures and conditions that cold weather brings. 

Winter Home Maintenance Checklist

Discover how you can protect your home from the harsh temperatures and conditions that cold weather brings. Clean Your Gutters According to Farmers.com, cleaning out your gutters is an important step to prepare your home for winter. ...
Millions of our family, friends and neighbors have been impacted by these terrible storms. Our communities won’t be rebuilt overnight, but they will recover.

Helping Those Affected by Recent Hurricanes

For those who have been impacted by recent hurricanes, we want you to know Colonial is here to help. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are among the worst flooding disasters in U.S. History. Millions of our family, friends and neighbors ...
Colonial’s Home Equity Line of Credit program, or HELOC, allows you to borrow up to 50 percent of the appraised value of your home. Below are a few reasons to consider a Home Equity Line of Credit.

Why You Should Consider a Home Equity Line of Credit

There is no shortage of benefits to owning your own home. The ability to make upgrades as you wish, knowing your mortgage payment with a fixed-rate loan and of course, building equity. A number of factors can determine your home’s ...
There are numerous ways to get a money-smart energy-efficiency update, with many of them being just day- or weekend-long renovation projects.

Energy- and Money-Saving Home Improvement Projects

Energy costs are a huge expense for home dwellers these days, so people are always looking for various ways to be more energy-efficient within the home while also not draining their bank accounts. There are numerous ways to get ...
Whether you are sprucing up a new home or reinvigorating a room that seems to have lost its luster, accent walls are a great way to draw eyes and start conversations.

Accent Wall 101

If you have recently moved into a home or have stuck with the same layout for some time, you may feel the impulse with the onset of spring to liven things up a bit. Whether you are sprucing up a new home or reinvigorating a room ...