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  • Pre-Approval Makes All the Difference When Buying a Home

    Published on Jun 22, 2021

    You may have been told that it’s important to get pre-approved at the beginning of the homebuying process, but what does that really mean, and why is it so important? Especially in today’s market, with rising home prices and high buyer competition, it’s crucial to have a clear understanding of your budget so you stand out to sellers as a serious homebuyer.

  • Introducing Fraud Text Alerts

    Published on Jun 07, 2021

    At Collins Community Credit Union, your security is our priority. That’s why we’re excited to introduce fraud text alerts. These alerts will help you monitor your money and keep your accounts safe. To receive these alerts, you don’t need to take any action. You will automatically start receiving text alerts for your Collins Community Credit Union debit card and credit card.

  • How To Increase The Value Of Your Home With Curb Appeal Updates

    Published on May 11, 2021

    The United States housing market is booming, and Iowa is no exception. Lack of inventory and historically low interest rates contribute to the red-hot real estate market. Still, despite the skyrocketing price of lumber and sluggish construction projects, data from one real estate listing company indicated home sales are up 20% across the board in 2021.

  • Be Your Own Fraud Fighter: Tips To Keep Your Money Safe

    Published on Apr 26, 2021

    In 2020, the Federal Trade Commission recorded 2.2 million reports of fraud and $3.3 billion lost by victims. As these numbers continue to grow, it's crucial to stay informed and take action to protect yourself against scams and potential fraud. Check out the tips and current trends below from Collins Community Credit Union's Fraud Officer, Tabby C., to help keep your money safe!

  • The Top 5 Home Improvement Projects For The Best ROI

    Published on Apr 23, 2021

    If you're thinking about moving, whether you're upgrading, downsizing, or changing locations, now is the time to sell your house. Tighter inventories and increasing demand create an ultra-competitive market, which means houses are selling faster and often for top dollar. You may know specific home improvements can help improve your home's value, but not every upgrade helps drive a higher price.

  • Your Tax Refund and Stimulus Checks May Help You Reach Your Homeownership Goals

    Published on Apr 19, 2021

    If you're ready to buy your first home, your tax refund and stimulus savings may cover more of a down payment than you realize.

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