Advice Articles

When it comes to understanding your finances and making smart purchasing decisions, there’s a lot you need to know. We’re passionate about helping our members better understand their finances so that they can feel secure and informed about their decisions. In addition to articles and tools you will find here, you can also access free and confidential financial counseling and education through Suncoast's relationship with the BALANCE Financial Fitness Program.

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    Fixed Rate vs. Adjustable Rate Mortgage

    If you're in a position to buy a home or refinance an existing mortgage, you'll find that home loans fall into one of two categories: fixed or adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs). The type you choose will determine your repayment amount and term length.


    Time to Refinance

    If you're contemplating refinancing your home, you should first determine whether or not it's the right option for you. We've identified some instances when refinancing might be the right decisions for you.


    Road to Homeownership

    Buying a home is at once an exciting and challenging venture. With commitment, planning, and learning, you can become a successful homeowner. This program covers everything you need to know to start the homebuying process off right.