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Traveling this summer? Tell us.

Letting us know in advance can help you avoid inconvenient declines or holds on your Family Trust debit or credit card. We protect your card account by monitoring for unusual activity, so using your card in restricted states can result in a declined transaction.

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"Drab to Fab" winner claims $500

Krystal McKenzie’s bathroom will get a makeover thanks to the $500 she won in our “Drab to Fab” photo contest. Krystal, of Rock Hill, plans to start working on her bathroom renovations this weekend. The prize money will be a big help.

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Drab to Fab: Win $500 Room Makeover

Does this sound familiar: “Honey, we should (fill in the blank with a home improvement project)…but that’ll cost us thousands.” A home equity line of credit may be just what you’re looking for. And to help you get started, you’ll want to enter our “Drab to Fab” contest for a chance to win $500 towards a room makeover.

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Free Homebuying Class in Clover

Is purchasing a new home on your list for 2014? It’s a great time to buy before rates significantly increase, and we can help get you started with our free “Homebuying Made Easy” workshop on Tuesday, March 11 at our Clover branch located at 1219 Hwy 55 East. The workshop begins at 6:30.

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Tips to protect yourself during the holidays

The leaves are raked (hopefully) and the turkey will be leftovers soon. Most of us have a shopping plan – stick to the budget, make a list and don’t shop at the last minute. But do you have a plan for being safe?

People often don’t think something bad is going to happen to them, safety experts say. But during the holidays, most of us are busy, excited and sometimes a little bit careless – especially when you have your hands full or when you take out your cash at the checkout.

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First-Time Homebuyers class Nov. 12

If buying your first home is a goal for 2014, you can learn the basics at a free workshop Nov. 12 sponsored by Family Trust and The Housing Development Corp. of Rock Hill. Part of our Know Your Dough money-management series, the workshop will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the city’s Housing & Neighborhood Services office on Johnston Street across from City Hall.

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Mortgage Servicing

Below are FAQs to help with the transition for servicing your mortgage. For more information, please call us at 803-367-4100 or visit our secure online chat at familytrust.org. Thank you for your patience.

Home prices up; inventory down

Home prices are up slightly and inventory is down. And the real estate mantra, “location, location, location” is holding true in the York County housing market, according to an area Realtor®.

Your home-buying questions answered

Buying a house is perhaps the biggest investment most folks make in their lifetime. It’s important to do it right. Family Trust’s Mortgage Service Center can help you get started by answering some common questions.