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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Reasons Parents are Considering “Campus Cribs” for Their College Student

Whether attending their first year of college or their final semester before they receive their Master’s degree, school is back in session for most university students. It’s an exciting time as lecture halls teem with eager ...
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 ...
Real estate can make a great investment, but in order to be successful and to achieve your long- and short-term goals, it is necessary to treat it like any other business. This means that you need a solid business plan before you even begin looking at properties.

Why Real Estate Investors Need a Business Plan 

Real estate can make a great investment, but in order to be successful and to achieve your long- and short-term goals, it is necessary to treat it like any other business. This means that you need a solid business plan before ...
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 ...
Although you can’t simply choose whatever interest you prefer—after all, everyone would just choose 0 percent—you can still choose the term, or length, of your loan, which can have a big impact on the interest rate.

How Do Loan Terms Impact Your Interest Rate?

Taking out a loan for a car or a home is a big process that involves many important choices. Although you can’t simply choose whatever interest you prefer—after all, everyone would just choose 0 percent—you can still choose ...