Home Equity Line of Credit vs. Home Equity Loan

If you’re in need of funds for home repairs, renovations, or paying down high-interest debt, you may have considered a home equity loan or a home equity line of credit. While both of these financial options allow you to borrow ...

Overlooked Tax Deductions for Homeowners

While owning a home has its benefits, most homeowners will agree that their mortgage is a hefty expense to pay every month. To lessen the monthly burden of a mortgage payment, here are four tax deductions for which you may qualify ...

How to Celebrate Mother’s Day on a Budget

In an ideal world, you would have unlimited funds to spend on celebrating Mother’s Day; however, most of us operate on a tight budget. Even though your funds might be limited, the love, fun and joy of Mother’s Day doesn’t ...

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 ...

Winter Yard and Garden Care Tips

During warmer weather, you take good care of your garden and spend time planting, watering and deadheading. But once winter rolls around and your flowers die, you probably don’t give your garden much thought. Proper garden preparation ...
If you find yourself strapped for cash, you may wish to take out a personal loan to help you make ends meet.

Could You Benefit From a Personal Loan?

If you find yourself strapped for cash, you may wish to take out a personal loan to help you make ends meet. A personal loan is typically easier and quicker to take out than via other means, such as a home equity loan. Whether ...

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 ...
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 ...