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Buying a New Home: The Documentation Edition

By First IB on August 16, 2017

With many major housing markets across the country reporting a shortage of available homes, it’s a good idea to get pre-approved for a mortgage if you are planning to make … Read More

VA Loans – What You Need to Know

By First IB on August 2, 2017

Veterans Affairs mortgages, more commonly known as VA loans, are available to most military, veterans, reservists, National Guard members and some surviving spouses. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs guarantees … Read More

What is an FHA Loan and How Does It Work?

By First IB on June 26, 2017

  We often get asked “what is an FHA loan?” and “how does and FHA loan work?”. Well, if you’re looking for a home and need a loan with easier … Read More

How to choose the best mortgage

By on April 24, 2017

First IB’s SVP of Retail Lending, Kevin Quinn, shares his thoughts for finding the right lender, in this article from Credit Karma. “Key considerations for any prospective homebuyer may include … Read More

Should You Stay or Should You Go? Top Considerations for Moving Post-Retirement

By First IB on January 23, 2017

According to a 2015 Bankrate survey, half of 50-64 year-olds (those who are most likely to be planning for retirement) would consider relocating once their working days are behind them. … Read More

Bargain Fixer Upper or Move-in Ready – What’s the Best Move for You?

By on January 17, 2017

In the past few years, fixer-upper TV shows have exploded in popularity and have many home buyers wondering if taking on some renovations would be a better investment than building … Read More

How to Tell You’re Ready to Buy a House

By First IB on October 31, 2016

Making the decision to become a homeowner can be emotionally and financially complex. Here are some key things to ask yourself if you’re considering whether buying is right for you. … Read More

Flipped Houses: What to Be Aware of in Your Search for a New Home

By First IB on September 12, 2016

Purchasing a home is a major investment. When you’re searching for a new home, you want to be sure you’re getting a quality, lasting home for the money. “Flipped” homes … Read More

[VIDEO] 5 Tips for First Time Homebuyers

By First IB on July 5, 2016

If you’re preparing to buy your first home, watch this short video to learn a few tips to make the process a little less daunting.

8 Home Buying Tips for First Time Buyers

By First IB on April 11, 2016

For many people, buying a home is the biggest and most important investment of their lives. It requires you to take a realistic look at your finances and make a … Read More

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