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Our blog provides timely and helpful information about buying a home, money-saving tips, home improvement projects and much more!


Reverse Mortgages FAQs
By Washington Trust / June 26, 2018
As seen on The Rhode Show - Here is a quick primer on the ins and outs of reverse mortgages and why they can be a good option to help some seniors through retirement. Reverse mortgage 101 will help answer your reverse mortgage questions. Reverse Mortgages 101 - continue reading >>>

7 Things To Remember When Hiring A Contractor
By Washington Trust / June 22, 2018
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.

6 Items for Your New Home’s To Do List
By Washington Trust / June 13, 2018
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 12, 2018
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.

6 Tips for Saving for Your Down Payment
By Washington Trust / June 7, 2018
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.

Housing 101: Terms to Know Before Buying or Renting
By Washington Trust / November 8, 2017
Whether you’re preparing to rent or buy, we encourage you to be familiar with the following housing terms.

5 Important Questions When Choosing Your First Home
By Washington Trust / November 8, 2017
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.

 Tips on Planning a Home Renovation Project
By Washington Trust / October 26, 2017
There is a lot to look at before taking on a big home renovation, from assessing your goals and finances to planning ahead to consider your every need and want, no matter how big or small. Here are the things to consider before taking on your next big project.

Emotions Aside, How to Choose the Right Home
By Washington Trust / October 26, 2017
When buying a home, it is easy to get caught up in emotions. The best way to determine if a house has the potential to be your dream home is to visually apply your daily life to it.

Do's and Don'ts of the Mortgage Process
By Washington Trust / September 28, 2017
Preparation is key to navigating today's housing market. The home loan application process begins with determining what you can realistically afford, gathering the necessary documents as outlined by your lender and familiarizing yourself with the fundamentals of the home loan process, interest rates, loan terms and additional fees associated with buying a home.