Should You Refinance Your Loan?

In some ways, refinancing your current loan for a new loan can feel like trading apples for slightly different apples. You still have a monthly payment and long-term financial responsibilities, but refinancing has the potential ...

Guide to Purchasing a Second Property

If you’re in the market to buy a second property, you’re probably familiar with the purchasing process. Be careful, though, to not let your confidence or knowledge push you into a rush decision. Buying a property, whether ...

Know the Differences between Simple and Compound Interest

When borrowing money, odds are you’ll be paying interest on that loan. It pays to know the differences between simple and compound interest and how these can be advantageous or disadvantageous for you in various situations, ...

Introducing: Colonial’s Spanish Language Home Loan Portal

Colonial is proud and excited to introduce our new, Spanish language home loan portal. The Spanish Language Home Loan Portal continues the theme that GoColonial.com set forth when it was launched in April 2016 – education and ...

Applying for Loans Online

In the information age, you can do everything from ordering groceries to pursuing a college degree from an accredited university online. Your money has moved online too, thanks to your financial institution’s secure websites ...

6 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

Credit scores are a sensitive topic for many people. The National Foundation for Credit Counseling performed a survey which indicated that more people would be more embarrassed to admit their credit scores than their weight (30 ...
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Benefits of Owning a Vacation or Investment Property

If you are considering purchasing a vacation home for your friends and family to enjoy, or an investment property for potential income, we’re here to help. At Colonial, we offer vacation and investment property financing at ...
Allow this guide to help you understand what escrow is and the ways in which it comes into play during a home buying transaction.

What is Escrow and How Does it Work?

If you are in the process of buying a home, you will probably hear the term “escrow” multiple times throughout the transaction—both before and after the real estate settlement itself. But since the term is used to describe ...
While the housing market has slowly increased in value overall, there are still many undervalued areas. As a homebuyer, there are several ways you can take advantage of these undervalued housing markets.

Undervalued Housing Markets and How You Can Take Advantage

While the housing market has slowly increased in value overall, there are still many undervalued areas. As a homebuyer, there are several ways you can take advantage of these undervalued housing markets. To understand the potential ...
Colonial has been an expert on “kiddie condos” for years, and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, ABC News and various other news sites. Below, we’ll look at some of the benefits of buying a home for your college student.

Campus Cribs: Buying a Home for Your College Student

A child going off to college is a huge milestone. Not just for the student, but for the parents as well. It’s a time of excitement mixed with a bit of nervousness and uncertainty about what lies ahead. One thing that shouldn’t ...