FAIRWINDS Credit Union March 2010 ADVOCATE for Members
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New Arts Debit Card Now Available!

Show your support of local arts by carrying an exclusive Arts debit card and making a $5 donation. Available only at FAIRWINDS, all donations will be re-invested locally to promote advancement, opportunities and participation in the arts.

Let everyone see your commitment to supporting local art, so that art may be experienced by all.

Order Today

 
To Buy or Not to Buy

With the turbulence in the housing market, many consumers are left wondering if home ownership is a good idea. If you have cold feet, consider why now may be the best time to buy your next home:

  • Low mortgage interest rates – Take advantage and lock in a low rate now and reap the benefits for years to come with lower payments.
  • Affordable home prices – Housing prices have dropped significantly, providing buyers with more bang for their buck. You may now have the opportunity to purchase a larger home, or in a community that was previously out of your price range.
  • Buyers have the upper hand - Take your time and do plenty of research. With the abundance of homes for sale, buyers are in a strong position to ask for a drop in price, upgrades on the home or money toward closing costs.

Keep in mind this is not the market to buy a home if you are looking to flip a house. Consumers should look to purchase now if planning to stay in the home for at least the next five years. Thinking about purchasing your next home? Click here to visit the FAIRWINDS website for payment calculators and a purchase checklist to help you get started.

Sources: Bankrate.com, Cbsmoneywatch.com.

     
Shred Fest at Maitland

Saturday, June 26

FAIRWINDS Maitland Branch
457 S. Orando Ave.
Maitland, FL 32751
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Protect yourself from identity theft by safely destroying your personal documents and papers in our shred truck, courtesy of Crown Shredding.

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Click here to see all of the Shred Fest dates and locations for 2010. We may be coming to your neighborhood soon!

"How to Improve Your Credit Score" Workshop

Thursday, June 3

FAIRWINDS Corporate Center
3087 N. Alafaya Trail
Orlando, FL 32826
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Looking for ways to improve your credit score? Please join us at this free member seminar as Joy Kafka, Loan Analyst for FAIRWINDS Credit Union, shares her expertise and knowledge of credit reports and credit history. Plus, FAIRWINDS lending experts will be available to pull live credit reports and provide you with techniques and strategies to help improve your score.

   
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