GLENDALE, Ariz.–Credit Union West said it has introduced a new real estate resource that gives members access to a free online service providing them a “significant competitive edge” when home shopping in one of the most competitive real estate markets in the country.
Called “Home Advantage,” the solution is designed to save members time and money when looking for a new home, and also includes other benefits, among them:
- Cash back rewards for buying or selling a home
- Access to exclusive, top-rated local agents for buying or selling
- 24/7 access and alerts to latest (and best) MLS property listings
- Customized search and reports on the latest neighborhood trends, median list prices, and sales per month
“We know there are economic advantages to homeownership,” said Bob MacGregor, CEO of Credit Union West, in a statement. “Offering our members the cash-back HomeAdvantage service gives them the tools to find their dream home, work with some of the best agents in the market, and do so with the confidence of knowing they are getting a great rate – and cash back.”
The $715-million Credit Union West noted real estate values in the Valley, including Maricopa and Yavapai counties, are at their highest level in seven years, which has made it more difficult for potential buyers to afford a home.
“When members utilize HomeAdvantage to buy or sell a house, they can connect to highly qualified local real estate agents as well as review neighborhood facts and market trends, which drive smart decision-making,” MacGregor said.
Members can also recoup some of the real estate fees since HomeAdvantage gives them a reward after their home transactions are completed, the credit union said.
Credit Union West has approximately 68,500 members.