Category Archives: Local Bank

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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Finding Lost Money

Did you accidentally leave some money stashed away in a savings account following a long distance move?  Or do you think a deceased loved-one had an insurance policy that never got paid? Maybe even stocks, bonds and retirement accounts? Here are … Continue reading

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Selling Your Home? Don’t Overprice it!

We recently read an article about why sellers overprice their homes. You may not be thinking of selling your home any time soon, but we thought this was a good reminder that when it comes time for you to do … Continue reading

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2015 Financial Resolutions

With the start of a New Year comes a new opportunity to set financial goals for yourself. Many New Year’s resolutions relate to exercise, work-life balance, or being less connected to technology.  We are also encouraging you to take on … Continue reading

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Have a Simply…Local, Simply…Merry Christmas!

There’s not too much we love more around here than the holiday season! If you’re following us on Facebook, you’ve most likely seen us getting into the holiday spirit in more ways than one this year. Why do we love … Continue reading

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OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SO GREAT!

Over the last couple of months, we’ve been asking one very clear and simple question: “What Makes Great Midwest Bank…GREAT?” From comments and reviews on social media to over 300 completed customer surveys, we’ve received some truly GREAT responses. I … Continue reading

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How to Shop for a Real Estate Agent that’s Right for You!

Buying or selling a home can be exciting.  But it can also be a mixture of fear, anxiety and anticipation because it means a new chapter in your life. So, choosing the right real estate agent is one of the … Continue reading

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Does It Really Help to Round up Your Mortgage Payment?

Recently, we’ve had clients ask us about how to prepay on their mortgage. Of course, if you have an extra $100 per month, you may just want to add that to your monthly payment. But there’s another way…by rounding up … Continue reading

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How to Read those Confusing Credit Score Codes

As part of virtually every credit report that we’ve seen, credit bureaus include a list of “reason codes” with numbers and a short (very short) explanation of what the number means. So if you’ve read a copy of your credit … Continue reading

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GREAT: IT’S IN OUR NAME. IT’S WHO WE ARE

From our Loan Officers to our tellers, it’s no secret that our customers think we’re not just good at what we do, we’re GREAT! Whether it’s handling a complicated refinance or a simple mortgage transaction, we’ve been proudly serving Wisconsin … Continue reading

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