Use Home Equity in Retirement

How to Use Your Home Equity in Retirement

Ready to kick back, relax, and enjoy your retirement? Most of us save and plan for decades to enjoy the period of our life when we no longer need to go into the office and work an 8-hour day for a paycheck. But even with those decades of hard work, it can be tough to save up enough cash to …




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Unison Named a Finalist at Benzinga Global Fintech Awards

Here at Unison, part of our mission is making it possible for more people to have access to homeownership. Leveling the playing field for people who want to buy a home is important to us, which is why we were honored to learn that we were named a finalist in the “Leveling the Playing Field” category at the Benzinga Global Fintech Awards, …




Unison Wins Best of Show FinovateSpring 2017

Unison Wins ‘Best of Show’ Award at FinovateSpring 2017

Last week several members of our team attended the FinovateSpring 2017 conference in San Jose. It was a good opportunity for us to showcase our Unison HomeBuyer and Unison HomeOwner programs — and to spread awareness of the home ownership investment model. Our Co-CEO Jim Riccitelli presented a live demo of our platform, showing the audience how easy it is to get …




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Should You Rent or Buy a Home?

It’s an ages-old question, and we’re still debating the answer: should you rent, or should you buy a home? In the past, the automatic response was to buy because renting meant “throwing money away.” Instead of building equity in a property you owned, you gave your money to a landlord and missed out on a chance to invest in a …




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What Kind of Costs Go Into your Monthly Mortgage Payment?

When you are a renter, you are used to sending one monthly check to your landlord. Though your landlord might divvy up the money you send in different ways—like using it to pay off the house and save money for improvements—that’s something that happens behind the scenes. When you buy a house, however, you will most likely be paying a …




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An Interview with Shannon McNay from Student Loan Hero

As part of Financial Literacy Month here on the Unison Blog, we’re interviewing experts on personal finance from all over the country. Today, we’re publishing our interview with Shannon McNay, a writer and student loan expert who works at Student Loan Hero. You can also find her on Twitter @ShannonMcNay Can you tell our readers a little about yourself? I’m a …




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How to Prepare Your Budget Before Buying a Home

After jumping through all the hoops of becoming a homeowner, reaching the finish line with keys in hand can feel like quite an accomplishment. But while it’s certainly worthy of a celebration, the financial heavy lifting doesn’t stop there. With the freedom of homeownership comes more responsibility — and often a bigger price tag — than renting. Even if you’re …




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Unison Will Attend Finovate in San Jose, April 26-27

Unison is looking forward to attending Finovate, the only conference series focused exclusively on showcasing the best and most innovative new financial and banking technologies. We are excited to be able to present our revolutionary Unison HomeBuyer and Unison HomeOwner programs to a select group of senior financial and banking executives, venture capitalists, press, industry analysts, bloggers, regulators, and entrepreneurs. The conference will …




Interview Erin Lowry Broke Millennial

An Interview with Erin Lowry from BrokeMillennial.com

As part of Financial Literacy Month here on the Unison Blog, we’re interviewing experts on personal finance from all over the country. Today, we’re publishing our interview with Erin Lowry, a personal finance blogger living in New York City who created the site BrokeMillennial.com. You can also find her on Twitter @BrokeMillennial. Can you tell our readers a little about yourself? …