Category Archives: Get Your Ducks in a Row!

You Did It!

You followed the steps, got your ducks in a row and moved into your new home. Over the last few months we provided you insight on the mortgage process as well as tips on selecting a great realtor, finding the … Continue reading

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Plan For Your ‘Someday’ With These 3 Easy Ways To Save

Working hard, paying bills, and putting money aside for your needs and wants in the “now” are so often automatic in our day-to-day lives – so why aren’t we thinking about or planning for the future? According to the 2015 … Continue reading

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Step 4: Closing On Your Dream Home!

You’ve done it! Your ducks are in a row, you’ve found a new place that you can’t wait to call Home and your mortgage loan has been approved. Now all that’s left is Step 4 of the Home Buying Process … Continue reading

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5 Questions to Ask at Every Open House

Have you been tirelessly researching upcoming open houses? Found a few that you’ve already fallen in love with? As they say, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” That applies to many aspects of life, including when shopping for a … Continue reading

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Step #3 – Shop With Confidence for Your New Home

Have you been paddling around the idea of buying a new home in 2015? Have you already filled out an online mortgage pre-approval and visited one of our experienced Great Midwest Bank loan officers? That’s great! You’re on the right … Continue reading

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7 Essential Steps for Buying Your Next Home

If you’ve been through the process of buying a home, you perhaps know there are a number of steps involved. If you are buying your first home, it’s important to understand the order in which these steps should occur. Follow … Continue reading

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Five Great Tips for Managing Your Tax Refund

Tax Day is just over two weeks away. If you’re like many Americans, you’re waiting until April 14th to click Submit. However, to make sure everything is entered correctly (which will hopefully equate to a refund) we recommend getting out … Continue reading

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So You’ve Completed an Online Mortgage Pre-Approval Application. GREAT, What’s Next?

Ready to paddle into a new home, but not sure how to get your ducks in a row? You might have heard us quacking recently about completing a mortgage pre-approval with Great Midwest Bank, which is the first step. Now … Continue reading

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Great Tips for Single Homebuyers

Did you know that, according to the National Association of Realtors, 31% of all homebuyers are single?  Though the thought of owning a home can be scary for a single homebuyer, it certainly doesn’t have to be. Consider these GREAT … Continue reading

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Five Tips for First Time Homebuyers

Spring is the start of home buying season as well as wedding season. After many couples walk down the aisle, they begin saving for their first home. According to a study by the National Realtor’s Association, 33% of recent homeowners … Continue reading

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5 Simple Steps to Save Successfully this America Saves Week

By: Tammy Greynolds, America Saves Communications Coordinator America Saves Week (February 23 – 28, 2015) is an annual opportunity for individuals to assess their savings and take financial action. America Saves’ mantra – and the focus for America Saves Week … Continue reading

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This America Saves Week: Take Your Financial Future into Your Own Hands

By: Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director America Saves Week, February 23 – 28, 2015, is the perfect time to review your finances, set your savings goals for the year, and set up a system that will allow you to … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Turn Saving Money into a Habit

By: Brittany Lyte, Wise Bread The spending and saving habits of your past don’t define your future — your current ones do. And this America Saves Week is a great time to start with a clean slate. Hitting the reset … Continue reading

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Step 1: Complete a Mortgage Pre-Approval

Have you been thinking about diving into the housing market? Then it sounds like the perfect time to GET YOUR DUCKS IN A ROW with Great Midwest Bank! The mortgage process may seem overwhelming from the outside, but from our … Continue reading

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