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 ...

4 Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Quicker

Mortgage payments can be a major drain on your budget. Paying off the minimum amount each month can be helpful in the short term, but the extra interest and duration of the loan can make a significant dent in your long term spending ...

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 ...

Looking for Down Payment Assistance? Colonial Can Help!

Buying a home can be one of the most exciting and rewarding times in a person’s life. Pride of ownership, the ability to make updates to the property and the benefit of building equity are just a few of the many benefits of ...
Loans are an economic staple in most people’s lives; they can help pay for education, transportation or living arrangements.

How to Know if You Need a Cosigner

Loans are an economic staple in most people’s lives; they can help pay for education, transportation or living arrangements. Of course, getting a good loan from the bank or some other financial institution can be quite difficult ...
Making the leap from renting to purchasing a home is no small feat; it takes a great deal of confidence, a considerable amount of legwork and no shortage of capital.

Budgeting for Your First Home

Making the leap from renting to purchasing a home is no small feat; it takes a great deal of confidence, a considerable amount of legwork and no shortage of capital. If you have made the decision to purchase your first home, you ...

Low Down Payment Loan Basics With Colonial

One of the biggest challenges potential homebuyers face when they are looking to buy a home is saving for the down payment. It can be challenging to save money for a home when you have rent, cell phone and other bills each month, ...

Check Out Our New Online Application!

A better way to apply for a mortgage is here with Colonial’s new, state-of-the-art online application – powered by Roostify. Our new online application allows customers the ability to apply for a home loan from anywhere with ...
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 ...
If you are in the market for a new home or want to refinance your mortgage, you may want to consider applying for a loan insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA).

Do You Qualify for an FHA Loan?

If you are in the market for a new home or want to refinance your mortgage, you may want to consider applying for a loan insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). “An FHA loan is a mortgage insured by the Federal ...