Are You Ready for a Vacation Home?

In the afterglow of a rejuvenating getaway, buying a vacation home can seem like an especially attractive idea. What could be better than having a place of your own near your favorite beach, mountain range or artsy small town? ...

Low Rates Amid COVID-19

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic has left no business or industry untouched. While Americans and the rest of the world attempt to adapt to a “new normal” by easing back to work and acclimating to the changes brought forth, ...

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 ...
Brother and sister with beach ball running on driveway

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 ...