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Housing 101: Terms to Know Before Buying or Renting
By Washington Trust / June 30, 2016
Whether you’re preparing to rent or buy, we encourage you to be familiar with the following housing terms.

6 Tips for Saving for Your Down Payment
By Washington Trust / June 30, 2016
Before you can make the transition from renting your home to owning your home, you will need to have a substantial down payment, typically 5 to 20 percent of the home’s value.

6 Items for Your New Home’s To Do List
By Washington Trust / June 28, 2016
Now that you’re settling in to your new home, there are some important things you need to consider.

7 Pointers to Help Seniors Live at Home Longer
By Washington Trust / June 13, 2016
The vast majority of older Americans want to remain in their homes as they grow older, also known as aging in place. Washington Trust is offering the following tips for those considering this option. Take a hard look at your finances. Arrange a meeting with a trusted family member or friend and a banker. It’s critical to understand your financial resources, how long they’ll last and what housing options are the most cost effective for you.

5 Important Questions When Choosing Your First Home
By Washington Trust / June 13, 2016
Moving into your own place can be exciting and frightening at the same time. Washington Trust suggests considering the following questions when choosing your own home.

7 Things To Remember When Hiring A Contractor
By Washington Trust / June 13, 2016
A home improvement loan is a great way to help pay for big or small upgrades and remodels to your home. Washington Trust’s Home Improvement Express Loan is perfect for financing roof or window repairs, a new patio or driveway, a new furnace, or any other home improvement on your list.

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