Credit Union Available for REALTORS

REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, A Division of Northwest Federal Credit Union was founded by the National Association of REALTORS® specifically with the needs of busy real estate professionals in mind. We have modeled our products and services to cater especially to...

CAR Market Matters

Talking Points … Most lenders require borrowers to pay private mortgage insurance (PMI) on mortgages in which borrowers make a down payment of less than 20 percent.  PMI is designed to protect the lender in case the borrower defaults. Once a borrower has made enough...

CAR Market Matters

Talking Points Many home buyers think that real estate auctions are the best way to get a good deal on a home.  While there are certainly deals to be had, auctions also can be dangerous for buyers. Buyers planning to attend an auction are advised to do their homework...

New Homeowner Protections Went Into Effect January 1st

The start of the new year brought more protections to California homeowners, mainly those who are trying to save their properties from being repossessed. The Homeowner Bill of Rights, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2012, is a set of new laws that puts the onus on banks...