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by Kerry Wahlen, President/CEO

First-Time Home Buyer Assistance Program

If you want to buy your first home in the coming months, you could qualify for $20,000 of financial aid. With a first-time homebuyer assistance program created by the Utah Legislature, you can get a loan for up to $20,000 on a new-construction home to go towards a down payment, closing costs, or to buy down the mortgage rate.

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0 Comments - Posted on June 7, 2023

Financial Strength and Stability

We are receiving questions from members about the financial strength and stability of Goldenwest Credit Union. I am pleased to report that our members’ deposits are safe, secure, and backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government.

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2 Comments - Posted on March 17, 2023

2022 In Review

As we reflect on a year that brought about both economic challenges and opportunities for members, we are grateful for Goldenwest’s strength and stability as a not-for-profit financial cooperative.

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0 Comments - Posted on January 31, 2023

Let's Talk Medicare

Autumn is the time of year that temperatures get cooler, the days get shorter, and Goldenwest’s Medicare experts meet with members during the Annual Enrollment Period, or AEP.

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0 Comments - Posted on November 8, 2022

Insure Your Accounts Beyond $250,000

Goldenwest continues to operate as a highly-capitalized credit union with a 5-star rating from BauerFinancial for financial strength. Members can be confident that Goldenwest’s strong financial position provides security and safety for your hard-earned savings.

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0 Comments - Posted on July 7, 2022

Using a HELOC to Invest in Real Estate

Are you thinking about making a real estate investment? With properties in high demand and values rapidly rising, investing in a rental property or helping adult children with a down payment on their first house has been a popular way that many of our members are utilizing their homes’ equity.

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1 Comment - Posted on May 18, 2022

Home Building in the Current Market

With limited supply and high demand in the housing market, I am often asked if it is better to build from-the-ground-up as opposed to purchasing an existing home. Cost is always one of the key factors when buying or building, so it is important to understand your financing options.

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0 Comments - Posted on April 5, 2022

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