Home Ownership: More than Just a Mortgage

You signed on the dotted line. Congratulations, you're a homeowner! Unfortunately, the costs of owning a home extend beyond just your mortgage principal and interest. It is estimated that the average homeowner spends $9,000 a year in other costs related to home ownership.

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Pre-qualification Can Get You to Your Dream Home Faster

You've found your dream home. Everything from the neighborhood to the floor plan is perfect. The only problem - you haven't been pre-qualified for a mortgage yet and you're afraid other parties are interested in the house.

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Read the blog "Programs Available for First Time Home Buyers"Programs Available to First-Time Home Buyers

Buying a home, especially your first home, is a big deal. It's exciting, but there's also a lot to think about. Equity Bank is here to help you navigate the home buying process. There are a variety of federal, regional, and local programs available to first-time home buyers.

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Fixed vs. Adjustable-Rate Mortgages

Your interest expense is one of the most important factors of any mortgage. As a driver of your monthly payment, your interest rate determines the amount of interest you will pay over time, which equates to a big chunk of the total cost of home ownership. But how do you know which loan is right for you?

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Five Things to Consider Before Getting a Home Loan

A home loan has terms that may be easily overlooked—everyone needs a place to live, right? Well, it’s actually a long-term commitment that should be thoroughly examined.

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Your Mortgage Checklist

A home is more than just a roof over your head - it's where life happens. Getting into your dream home is a huge milestone in your life, but it doesn't have to be challenging...

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Determining a Down Payment That's Right for You

Brewing that morning cup of joe at home, eating out less, working a few hours of overtime. We know the sacrifices required to save up for your dream home. But how much should you save for a down payment?

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