Category Archives: Loan Officer

#YourStory: Joel & Linda

Recently, Joel and Linda from Wauwatosa were introduced to us by a longtime Realtor friend. Owners of several rental properties in Wauwatosa, they had approached their current lender to refinance at more favorable terms. Despite nearly thirty years of timely … Continue reading

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We Are Officially 80!

Back on November 8, 1935, we first opened as Milwaukee Federal Savings 80 years, 9 branches, 94 employees and two name changes later, we’re still going strong as your Simply…Local dependable mortgage lender Some things fade with time. At GMB, … Continue reading

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GMB is Simply…80!

You’re perhaps too young to remember, but a lot was happening 80 years ago. Fred Astaire sat atop the music billboard, Babe Ruth played his last baseball game, Elvis was born in Mississippi and, despite the Great Depression, on a … Continue reading

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#YourStory: Matt & Pakou

By: Katie Lindquist This summer, I had the wonderful opportunity of helping customers Matt and Pakou buy their first house in Waunakee, just north of Madison. They found a beautiful brick two-story that needed some repair work and a loan … Continue reading

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#YourStory: Eric & Angie

#YourStory continues with a home purchase a couple of years back in Fox Point.  Our borrowers – Eric and Angie – were purchasing their first home.  And by most standards, this was a “plain vanilla” mortgage loan request.  Solid borrowers … Continue reading

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#YourStory: Henry

This is Henry’s story.  A couple of months back, I received an email from a local realtor in a panic.  One of her clients, Henry, had just been denied a loan to purchase a condominium.  But the interesting fact here, … Continue reading

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#OurStory

If you’re a current customer, you probably know some of #OurStory.  In the words of our 4th Generation Family-Run Bank President, Dennis Doyle, “we know who we are, and we know who we are NOT.”  Any successful organization tends to … Continue reading

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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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Kids Or Not, This Is Why You Should Live In A Good School District

When searching for a new home it’s easy to focus on the home itself. “I’d like 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with an attached garage and hardwood floors.” While these are important things to consider in the short term, when it … Continue reading

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Banking the Way it “Used to Be!”

Don’t get us wrong. At Great Midwest Bank, we offer competitive rates that stack up against the best of them. But we want you to know that banking is not just about low rates and costs. Why else might you … 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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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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More Than Just a Rate

In the world of mortgage lending, what you see is not always what you get. I run into folks that are shopping several lenders and are only interested in the absolute best rate and lowest costs.  And, while shopping is … 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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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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Should a Home Seller Pay the Buyer’s Closing Costs?

Assisting a buyer with paying all or part of their closing costs may just be the ticket to getting your home sold—even in a hot market. Depending on the buyer, they are usually required to make a minimum down payment. … Continue reading

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11 Questions to Ask Yourself If You Are Thinking of Selling “For-Sale-By-Owner”

When the time comes that you decide you want to sell your home, the question you might ask yourself is, “Should I list my home with a Realtor or try to sell it myself?” The choice is yours. However, we … Continue reading

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