Should You Buy a Foreclosed Home?

Many home buyers look at foreclosed homes as potentially great deals. However, the reality is that buying a foreclosed house can come with downsides that outweigh the initial advantages. The following are some of the factors to ...

One-Time Close Construction Loans vs. Multiple Loans

In many cases, home improvement is better than moving to another house. Building a larger garage, expanding a wing of your home or erecting an additional bathroom could be a much easier and more cost-effective way of adjusting ...

Building Your Home’s Curb Appeal

The saying goes that first impressions are everything. Whether you’re planning to put your home on the market or just want to shine for guests visiting from out of town, the curb appeal of your home sets a clear standard of ...

7 Great Movies About Long Journeys

If you’ve spent too much time cooped up in the house lately or your vacation travel plans didn’t quite work out in 2020, indulge your wanderlust with a great travel movie. These seven titles range widely from uproarious hijinks ...

RefiNow With Colonial

Colonial is excited to offer Fannie Mae’s RefiNow™. RefiNow is an affordable refinancing option aimed at making it easier and less expensive for qualifying homeowners to reduce their monthly housing costs by taking advantage ...

2 Weird Insurance Policies

Life, home and auto insurance are all common-sense policies that everyone should have to protect themselves and their families. But these common forms of insurance are far from the only types available. What you might not know ...

Picking A Representative Payee

Handing over the rights to your Social Security or Supplemental Security Income benefits isn’t easy to do. But, just like millions of people, you may need help handling your monthly bills and health expenses, especially if your ...

Saving Energy in Warmer Weather

When the sweltering heat of summer hits its peak, you’ll be tempted to run your air conditioning nonstop. Doing so causes your electricity bill to skyrocket, unfortunately; unless you want your bank account to drain all season, ...

Planning for a Home Down Payment

Buying a home is a milestone worth celebrating, but it takes planning and preparation before signing the closing documents to ensure the purchase doesn’t become more of a burden than a blessing. Proper planning involves determining ...

Do Bathroom Remodels Increase Home Value?

Deciding what home improvement projects to invest in can be tricky. You don’t want to pour money into a renovation or remodel that won’t pay off when you go to sell. If you’re eager to increase your home’s value, consider ...