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Three Things to Look for in a Starter Home

If you’re in the market for your first home, congratulations! Becoming a homeowner is an exciting step on your financial journey. At Iowa State Bank, our dedicated mortgage lenders are here to help you find the best financing option for your new home. Remember to stop in and secure a pre-approval letter before you start […]

Posted on: June 6th, 2017 by vgmforbin in Financial Management, Home Buyer, Mortgages | Comments Off

The Ultimate Guide for the First Time Home Owner

The journey to becoming a first time owner is an exciting and personal process. With questions ranging from price, commodities, to neighborhoods and more, the task of finding your ideal property can seem daunting. At Iowa State Bank we want to help you make the most of your home buying experience with our guided route […]

Posted on: May 20th, 2016 by vgmforbin in Home Buyer, Mortgages, Savings | Comments Off

The Top 10 Things to Add Value to Your Home

Just like purchasing your home, selling it is a journey all its own. Whether you’re aiming to sell your home in one year or five, you can make a number of small changes that offer a big return on your home’s value. Try these key improvements and see the effect on your next home assessment. […]

Posted on: April 6th, 2016 by vgmforbin in Home Buyer, Home Equity, Home Seller, Mortgages | Comments Off

Learn the Do’s and Don’t of Home Buying

Begin the journey of purchasing your new home with Iowa State Bank! We’ll help guide you through the process of securing a new residence for you and your family. Stick with these easy do’s and don’ts and you’ll be on the path to success. Do: Secure a loan before a home: While the hunt for […]

Posted on: March 10th, 2016 by vgmforbin in Budget, Home Buyer, Mortgages, Savings | Comments Off

Home Improvement Projects that Won’t Haunt your Finances

In September, we posted some helpful fall home improvement projects to do before the weather gets cold. With the winter right around the corner, we are continuing the series with more helpful projects that won’t haunt your finances. Iowa State Bank understands you don’t want to break the bank, but you still have a to-do […]

Posted on: October 22nd, 2014 by IAStateBkBlogger in Home Buyer, Home Seller, Mortgages, Personal Loans | Comments Off

Home Improvement Projects to Do This Fall

The fall weather in Iowa is ideal for spending time outside with the family for barbecues, tailgating, and hiking. Fall is also the perfect time for home improvement projects. Your home needs to be ready for the winter ahead that is just around the corner. From checking a few things off your to-do list to […]

Posted on: September 15th, 2014 by vgmforbin in Education, Home Buyer, Home Seller, Mortgages, Personal Loans, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Money Tips for Settling into Your New Home

Buying a new home can be one of life’s most exciting adventures. However, it does come with a financial obligation and the ability to make repairs so it is move-in ready for your family. With buying a house, saving money can become more of a priority because you are taking on a long-term responsibility. You […]

Posted on: August 25th, 2014 by IAStateBkBlogger in Financial Management, Home Buyer, Mortgages, Savings, Uncategorized | Comments Off

5 Considerations for Buying an Older House

The great thing about the communities Iowa State Bank serves is their rich history. Burlington, Wapello, Morning Sun and Mount Union each have their unique places in the history of Iowa and have been home to people of all walks of life. A lot of this history has been preserved in buildings and homes throughout […]

Posted on: May 13th, 2014 by IAStateBkBlogger in Home Buyer | Comments Off

First-Time Home Buyers: Are You Forgetting these Vital Considerations?

Buying your first home is a monumental moment in your life. You are finally becoming a homeowner, a large part of the American Dream. However, with all things in life, there is the potential for you to hit some snags along the way to owning your first home. A lack of preparation and thoroughness can […]

Posted on: March 25th, 2014 by IAStateBkBlogger in Home Buyer | Comments Off

Reduce the Stress with these 5 Moving Strategies

Congratulations! You’ve found the home of your dreams, worked with the mortgage team at Iowa State Bank to get the best mortgage rate to fit your needs and you’re getting ready to move soon. Now, we all know that moving is on no one’s wish list, but you have to get all of your stuff […]

Posted on: August 14th, 2013 by IAStateBkBlogger in Home Buyer | Comments Off
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