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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

Prep Your Finances for Home Buying Season

Whether you are buying your first home or it’s your third time around, there are always several points you need to keep in mind before you say “yes” to the dream home. Prepping your finances for home buying season is the most important thing you can do before you buy a home. Iowa State Bank […]

Posted on: March 17th, 2015 by IAStateBkBlogger in Home Seller, Mortgages, Personal Loans | 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

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
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