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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

How to Shave Thousands of Dollars off Your Mortgage

Congratulations on purchasing your home. You are now privileged to enjoy the thrills of home repair, maintenance, and occasional renovation. Depending on your mortgage structure, you may be paying off your home for up to thirty years. Luckily Iowa State Bank has some tips and tricks to help you reduce your repayment time. Using these […]

Posted on: March 2nd, 2017 by vgmforbin in Budget, Home Equity, Mortgages | Comments Off

5 Financially Savvy Ways to Use Your Tax Refund

Getting your taxes done early not only takes one more thing off your to-do list but further allows you to start planning for the future. Working with your tax professional, determine how much your family may receive this year from a tax refund. No matter the amount, we recommend putting it towards your financial goals […]

Posted on: January 26th, 2017 by vgmforbin in Credit Score, Debt, Education, Mortgages, Retirement, Savings, Tax Season | 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

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
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