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Home Equity
Man and woman planning do-it-yourself home improvement project
5 Tips to Your Home Improvement Sweet Spots
Home Equity, Home Improvement, Money Smarts
Your home is your castle, your refuge and—let’s face it—a place where it can be very easy to sink a big chunk of money. Which is why you’re always on the lookout for “sweet spots”:  those home improvements that add comfort, safety or a little zing of style while you’re living in your house and will boost the asking price when it’s time to sell.
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Home Equity Line of Credit Webinar
Funding Your Life with a Home Equity Loan
Webinar, Budget, Home Equity
From home improvements to paying off higher interest debt, there are many ways to use a Home Equity Loan or Home Equity Line of Credit. Learn how you can use the equity in your home to make things happen.
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President & CEO Kim Sponem answers financial questions.
Ask Kim: Navigating Home Equity Loans
Home Equity, Money Tips, Ask Kim
Yes, it’s possible to create the home of your dreams, and it may be easier than you think with a home equity loan. But how does it work? Get up to speed with these tips from our very own Kim Sponem.
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Home remodeling project
Using Your Home Equity: Loan vs Line of Credit
Home Equity, Home Improvement
Home equity loan or line of credit (HELOC) — which one’s right for you?

Thinking about making some home improvements this fall — or planning ahead so you’re first in line with your contractors next spring? Then you’re probably on the lookout for affordable financing. One option that could be a good fit: tapping into the equity of your home. 
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