Category: Mortgage Tips

Tips for Cheap Closing Costs for Buying a Home

Being a homeowner can be an expensive investment which is why it is so important to get cheap closing costs when buying a home.  With the current prices of homes in Michigan at the lowest points in years, many people are taking advantage of the economic downturn and becoming home owners. The price of the… Read more »

Tips for First Time Homebuyers

If you are a first time homebuyer, the process of buying a house can seem overwhelming and even complicated, however just like anything important in life, you must take the necessary steps to get through it. Here are some important steps to follow before and you buy your first home. Get your credit in order… Read more »

International Home Sales

Every week we are bombarded with news regarding the housing market. Some of the news becomes the bearer of bad news while on other days we are told to rejoice in hopes of a brighter tomorrow for the housing market.  Well it seems the market is receiving help from an unlikely source. That source would… Read more »

2012 Grand Rapids Mortgage Rates

Everyone has been affected in some way by the big hit the housing market recently took. There are still plenty of foreclosures out there along with people spending money on mortgages they can’t afford to spend. Luckily, Grand Rapids Mortgage Rates are one of our specialties. We here at Riverbank Finance love to help out… Read more »

Bank Settlement Becoming a Nightmare

Remember that massive $26 billion bank settlement that homeowners long rejoiced about?  The one that brought homeowners that were facing potential foreclosure a bit of salvation?  Yeah well it’s not quite what it’s cracked up to be. When the huge settlement between some of the nation’s largest banks was announced, people expected to receive major… Read more »

Best Neighborhoods for Real Estate in Grand Rapids

It’s great to hear that the housing market is slowly improving but what are you going to believe more; what you hear or what you see?  Most people would say that they would like to see actual changes occur like the price of their property improve and to see their real estate actually sell.  Well… Read more »

Bidding on Your First Home

We recently covered the importance of selecting a real estate agent and becoming pre-approved for a loan.  The next step is to place a bid on the house you’d like to call “home.”  There are some things you need to first consider before making a bid, as you want to be sure you make an… Read more »

What House Can You Afford?

First-time home-buyers encounter an onslaught of hurdles before they reserve the right to say they truly are home-owners. That is why Riverbank Finance is introducing a new blog series to explain what you can do in-order to prepare yourself for purchasing your first home. Enough jib-jab though. Let’s jump right into things with our very… Read more »