Category Archives: Mortgage

6 Things to Avoid After You’ve Been Approved for a Mortgage

By: Barry Wood – Mortgage Banking Officer   In the current low interest rate environment, there has been a national surge of home purchases and refinances. Statistics show that the rate of mortgage approvals has gone up since the beginning of the year, so it’s actually becoming easier to get a mortgage.   If you’re […]

5 Tips for a Smooth Home Construction Process

By: Brian Julius – Vice President, Mortgage Sales Manager   Deciding to build your own home is no small decision. In all honesty, it is a more complex process than simply buying an existing home.   You have to purchase the land, meet with builders and contractors, have someone design the house, and on top […]

Buying vs. Renting – When is it time to take the plunge into homeownership?

  By: Drew Bodway – Assistant VP Mortgage Lending   You’ve graduated from college, landed a job and have really grown to like where you live. You think you might like to settle down here, but can’t imagine trying to take on a mortgage payment right now.   The truth of the matter is that […]