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WBTW Living Local - Home Renovation Episode

Posted by Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union on Jul 3, 2020 9:03:34 AM

As you may know, Carolina Trust has recently partnered with WBTW News 13's Living Local Carolina show for a Financial Friday segment. During one of our recent Financial Fridays, we had the opportunity to visit one of our members' beautiful home in Murrells Inlet, SC and talk about Home Equity Loans and Lines of Credit with our Mortgage Loan Officer, Kelly Rowland. 

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Topics: Home Equity and HELOC, Home Improvement, home improvement loan

Buying a House Checklist: It's Not as Difficult as You Think

Posted by Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union on Jun 16, 2020 4:08:56 PM

If you are dreaming of owning a home of your own, but are intimated by the home-buying process, don’t be! While there is a lot of paperwork and verification involved, it really is not as difficult as you may think. In fact, if you work with the right team of real estate professionals, including an experienced realtor and a reputable credit union or bank, the home-buying process is really a breeze! 

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Topics: Buying a Home

Buying A Home: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Posted by Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union on Jun 12, 2020 4:10:00 PM

Your home-buying experience should be an exciting time, yet the process ahead is not without its drawbacks and potential problems. For many home-buyers, failing to do enough research at the beginning of the process can lead to problems down the road, and in real estate those problems can be costly.

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Topics: Buying a Home

14 Common Misconceptions about Buying a Home

Posted by Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union on Jun 9, 2020 4:09:00 PM

Whether you plan to one day purchase your home or are already shopping around your local housing market, buying a home is a monumental step. It's a decision you want to get right because making the wrong choice when buying a home can cost you big time. Make the best decisions with your first or next mortgage loan by putting these home-buying myths to rest before you sign loan documents. 

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Topics: Buying a Home

5 Ways to Prepare for Natural Disasters

Posted by Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union on Jun 5, 2020 4:40:25 PM

Planning for hurricane season and other potential natural disasters can be stressful, and doing so during the COVID-19 Pandemic adds new levels of preparation to consider. In these stressful circumstances, having quick access to supplies, finances, insurance, medical, and other personal records is crucial for quickly and efficiently, starting the process of recovery. Collecting and securing these items now will give you peace of mind in the event of an emergency. It will ensure that you have everything you need to start the recovery process without delay. With two tropical storms, Arthur and Bertha, emerging before hurricane season even begins, we want to make sure you have the information that you need to be prepared. Here are a few tips to get you started:

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Meet Chauncey

Posted by Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union on May 7, 2020 1:53:18 PM

Head and shoulders above the crowd, with a striking gold comb and a proud strut, Chauncey is easily distinguishable among the array of students, faculty and staff at Coastal Carolina University. As if his distinct look is not eye-catching enough, his fiercely loyal and fun-loving personality has a magnetic effect on all of those who meet him.

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Financial Wellness

Posted by Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union on Apr 27, 2020 7:03:13 PM

The economic impact of COVID-19 on our country has left many individuals facing job loss or furlough. Even those who have remained employed are facing concerns about paying bills and affording daily necessities due to cutbacks or reduced hours. If you've lost your job, been furloughed, or had your hours cut as a result of COVID-19, you may qualify for unemployment.

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Activities To Do With Kids During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union on Apr 20, 2020 4:51:45 PM

We know that you may be getting a little stir crazy, as most of the country is operating under a mandatory Stay-At-Home Order. While kids are out of school and parents are working from home, it's easy to run out of fun activities and allow isolation to get the best of you. Carolina Trust has put together a list of fun activities to do with your kids while you’re stuck at home together.

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5 Ways to Support Local Businesses during COVID-19

Posted by Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union on Mar 27, 2020 6:28:10 PM

Small businesses in our area are already starting to feel the economic impact of COVID-19. With many individuals taking refuge within their homes from the virus, it leaves small business owners with a lot of uncertainty about how they will keep their business afloat and provide for themselves and their families. 

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How Does a Home Equity Loan Work and How to Use it to Consolidate Debt

Posted by Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union on Feb 26, 2020 11:00:00 AM

How Does a Home Equity Loan Work?

If you’re looking for a way to deal with debt that is both flexible and affordable, a home equity loan may be a good solution. For homeowners who have built up some equity in their homes, this type of loan allows them to borrow from the accumulated equity and use it to pay down high-interest debt. Here’s a closer look at how home equity loans work, and when they work well for debt consolidation.

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Topics: Personal Finance, Home Equity and HELOC

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