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Upcoming Seminar: Learn the Ins and Outs of Buying a Home

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • May 14th, 2019

Dupaco’s Real Estate team is presenting this free homebuying seminar to help assess your readiness for homeownership and help guide the early stages of your homebuying process. The homebuying seminar will be held at the following locations: Dubuque Wednesday, June…

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How to decide whether you can afford a bigger home

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • April 2nd, 2019

By Krystal Frederick Mortgage lending consultant supervisor at Dupaco Community Credit Union Maybe your household has grown. Or your income has increased in recent years. Maybe you’re simply ready to trade your first house for one with a larger footprint.…

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Members buy first home in time to welcome new baby

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • March 18th, 2019

With a baby on the way, Priscilla Delao and her fiancée, Eugene Hylka, were anxious to move out of their cramped studio apartment. They were ready to buy their first house, so they turned to their new credit union, Dupaco,…

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Power of Partnerships Leads to Homeownership for Couple

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • February 13th, 2019

DUBUQUE, Iowa—Renee and Scott Kehoe have been together for nearly a dozen years, married for almost seven of them. They finish each other’s sentences and are partners in life. And now—thanks to the power of partnerships between their credit union…

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Dupaco explores ways to help first-time homebuyers save

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • July 27th, 2018

Dupaco members Tom and Rebecca (Wolter) Ameche settle into their first home with a new addition to the family—a golden retriever named Hank. With the help of their credit union, the couple purchased their Dubuque, Iowa, home a few months…

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How to avoid paying Private Mortgage Insurance

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • July 17th, 2018

BY KRYSTAL FREDERICK | Mortgage lending consultant supervisor at Dupaco If buying a house feels just out of reach, you might be closer to homeownership than you realized. When you piggyback your mortgage—taking out two loans instead of one—you can avoid paying Private Mortgage Insurance,…

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Beat the heat with these energy rebates

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • July 11th, 2018

Saving energy isn’t just good for the earth—it’s good for your wallet. Looking for ways to make your home greener this summer? You might be eligible for rebates on products and services that help your home beat the heat more…

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How to live debt-smart

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • May 2nd, 2018

With plans to upgrade to a larger house, Tammy Wood and her husband struggled to find the perfect home that was worth the larger mortgage. So, the couple abandoned their plan and decided to do the exact opposite. Instead of…

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Did Dupaco really mail that to you?

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • April 27th, 2018

If you’ve received a postcard or letter concerning your mortgage lately, the sender might not be who you think it is. Several Dupaco Community Credit Union members, including credit union employees, have recently received postcards alerting them to “an important…

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Make your home’s equity work for you

  • by Dupaco Staff
  • March 22nd, 2018

It was a homeowner’s nightmare. After a pipe burst in front of their house, a young couple was on the hook for some $20,000 worth of repairs. “If they would have had equity in their home, they could have borrowed…

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