Remodeling Your Home: Financing your remodeling project.

July 30, 2013

We know that your remodel is not just some project on one of those inspirational TV shows you’ve been watching. It’s your home. It’s a big undertaking and has surely taken a lot of time and effort to get to this point. The following is an excerpt from the six chapter of our new FREE [...]

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What’s so important about financial literacy?

July 26, 2013

You don’t need to look much farther than our country’s current financial situation to see the value in a basic knowledge about personal finance. At Washington Federal, we know understanding finance can be tricky; money management can leave many of us feeling confused and a little overwhelmed. Sure, we’ve all heard about ever-changing rates, the [...]

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Remodeling Your Home: Determine your lifestyle objectives.

July 23, 2013

Remodeling can sometimes feel like an endless series of decisions. At times, it’s easy to get caught up in all of the details and forget about the big picture. It’s important that your remodeling decisions are logical, timely and meet all of your objectives. The following is an excerpt from chapter six of our new [...]

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Remodeling Your Home: If you plan to stay in your home for awhile

July 19, 2013

If you are planning on living in your home for ten years or more, you may be interested in remodeling simply to increase the enjoyment you get from your home. If this is your plan, you will have more flexibility than someone that is looking to sell in a couple years. The following is an [...]

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Remodeling Your Home: Should I Move or Remodel?

July 15, 2013

Before you decide to take on a remodeling project, the first thing to do is make sure remodeling is your best choice. The following is an excerpt from the first chapter of our new FREE eBook, Remodeling Your Home. If you’re looking for a change, there are three basic options. You can remodel your current [...]

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Remodeling Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

July 11, 2013

Does your home need a refresh? Maybe you could use more space for a growing family or perhaps you just need a change. Consider remodeling. While it may look fun on TV, the process itself is not always as easy as it appears. Remodeling can be enjoyable and rewarding, but it can be stressful and [...]

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Community Giving Update: Locals Know Best

July 2, 2013

Giving away money is hard work! When we pledged $250 million in community development funding to the state of Oregon back in January, we knew it would be a big undertaking.  All the funds would be disbursed within Oregon communities over the next five years. These included affordable housing, mortgages for lower income borrowers, economic [...]

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How to Throw a Great July 4th Party

June 27, 2013

Between fireworks, barbecues and the red, white and blue, it can be easy to feel a little overwhelmed about throwing a patriotic party. Independence Day parties mark the unofficial start of summer (especially in the Pacific Northwest). It’s an opportunity to get creative with your patriotic color-coordinating skills while having friends over for a fun-filled, [...]

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How to Have a Fun Summer Weekend on a Budget

June 21, 2013

              Summertime and the livin’ is easy…” At least that’s how the song goes. Summer is a great season to get outside with friends and family and an even better time for taking that well-deserved vacation. However if you’re running low on time off and extra cash, it may [...]

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How should I prepare my house for a showing?

June 18, 2013

Thinking about selling your home? Although the housing market is starting to turn around, it’s still competitive out there. So we’ve put together a few tips to give you even more of a boost when staging your home for potential buyers. Prepare Yourself You have to be mentally ready to give up your home to [...]

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