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Carrington Charitable Foundation’s Round Up Program Reaches $500,000 Milestone

Since its inception in 2011, the Carrington Charitable Foundation (CCF) has supported nonprofit organizations and communities across the United States through causes that reflect the interests of Carrington leaders and our Associates. In Sept. 2019, CCF introduced a Round Up program for Carrington Mortgage Services (CMS) customers that provides them with an easy way to support the great work CCF is doing in communities across America by “rounding-up" their monthly mortgage payment to the nearest dollar, with the additional amount being made as a donation to CCF. Recently, the Round Up program reached an important milestone: hitting the $500,000 mark for donations to support CCF programs for combat wounded Veterans across the United States.

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Ways to Boost Your Credit Score

Lenders use many factors to evaluate a customer’s loan application, and credit scores are one important element. The better your credit is, the more likely you will be approved for a loan at the best possible interest rate the lender has to offer. Some lenders offer solutions that are beneficial to those with lower credit scores too, so don’t dismay.

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A Guide to VA Loans and Benefits for Veterans

As a Veteran, Servicemember, or eligible surviving spouse, you may eligible for a loan from the Department of Veterans Affairs, also known as a VA loan, with special benefits. We thank you for your service and have provided the information below to assist you in your journey to homeownership.

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The Basics: Cash-Out Refinances vs. Home Equity Loans

As a homeowner, you have two powerful tools thanks to all the equity you may have in your property: cash-out refinances and home equity loans. Understanding the nuances of each can empower you to make informed financial decisions and maximize the potential of your home's equity.  

Home equity is a homeowner's interest in their property, representing the portion of the home's value that they own outright. It's calculated by subtracting the outstanding mortgage balance from the home's current market value. As you repay your mortgage or as your home appreciates, your equity grows, becoming a valuable resource for financing major expenses, investments or even debt consolidation. 

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