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What is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)?

Iowa State Bank is a one-stop shop for all your mortgage and banking needs. The team at Iowa State Bank recognizes that knowledge is power and wants our customers to make informed decisions. Mortgages can include many confusing elements such as PMI, or Private Mortgage Insurance, which we’re discussing in this post. Private Mortgage Insurance […]

Posted on: May 22nd, 2014 by IAStateBkBlogger in Mortgages | Comments Off

Are You a Mortgage Master? Test Your Knowledge with our Mortgage Quiz

As we near another spring, the beginning of “home season” also gets closer and closer. For prospective home buyers, it can be an exciting time. But before you start the home buying process, it’s important to gauge how much you know about mortgages. Getting the right mortgage can be the difference between saving or spending […]

Posted on: March 11th, 2014 by IAStateBkBlogger in Mortgages | Comments Off

11 Essential Documents for Getting a Mortgage

If you are preparing to purchase a new home, or refinance your existing home all the lenders at Iowa State Bank strive to make the process simple and timely. One of our main goals is helping customers find a mortgage that fits their needs. To help the process along, we offer a short list of […]

Posted on: February 20th, 2014 by IAStateBkBlogger in Mortgages | Comments Off

Learning the Mortgage Basics to Start the Home Buying Process

If your New Year’s Resolution was to purchase a new home this year, then congratulations! That’s a huge step to take in life, and, depending on the state of your current home, could mean a step up to a better fit for you and your family. At Iowa State Bank, we like to make the […]

Posted on: January 14th, 2014 by IAStateBkBlogger in Mortgages | Comments Off

Owning the Home of Your Dreams

The term “perfect home” has different meanings for various people. For some it may mean a nice two-story home surrounded by neighbors, while others prefer something a little outside the city limits with more room. Whatever your definition is, there is a common factor in the home you want to purchase: the need for a […]

Posted on: April 9th, 2013 by IAStateBkBlogger in Mortgages | Comments Off