Home Ownership Articles

  • 10 points to consider when planning your charitable giving

    Published on May 9, 2019

    It's the season for charitable giving. Some encourage contributions before the end-of-the-year to declare donations on your federal income tax itemizations. Let’s talk the two types of giving and about ten points to consider when making your decisions.

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    Ways to make your financial dreams come true

    Published on May 9, 2019

    Jan. 13 is Make Your Dream Come True Day. Give yourself your best shot at success for financial hopes and dreams. Set doable and meaningful goals, and plan to save.

  • People standing in front of a house that has a for sale sign, receiving the keys from the realtor.

    Preparing to buy a house

    Published on March 20, 2019

    Today’s housing market is in recovery, but many Michigan first-time buyers are still struggling.

  • Families standing in front of house.

    How to avoid foreclosure

    Published on March 20, 2019

    Procedures from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau require servicers to contact delinquent borrowers early with information on options.

  • Coins stacked next to a house shape that was cut from wood

    Five ways to save on housing costs

    Published on March 20, 2019

    By following these five steps, you can lower your housing costs and have more money to spend on other parts of your life.

  • A calculator being used to add the bills up

    Prioritize which bills to pay

    Published on March 20, 2019

    Some bills are more important than others. Tips on child support, back taxes, student loans and credit cards.

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