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How to Build and Use Home Equity
October 21 2020

How to Build and Use Home Equity

While the word “equity” probably elicits some positive vibes, how much do you know about it when it comes to your home? The truth is, it’s a status that can give you some buying power when it comes to home improvements and a lot of other financially demanding endeavors. So what is “home equity,” anyway? And how do you get it?

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Finding Your Dream Home: A Look at the Sioux Falls Housing Market
September 29 2020

Finding Your Dream Home: A Look at the Sioux Falls Housing Market

Considering upping your “home, sweet home” game in the near future? Sioux Falls homebuying might look a bit different in 2020 than you’d expect, whether you’re a first-timer or an old pro. We talked to one of our home loan officers, Tim Wermers, to get the scoop on financing a home purchase—from the effects of COVID-19 on the market to how things have changed over the past few years.

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3 Common Mortgage Myths Debunked
July 30 2020

3 Common Mortgage Myths Debunked

Heading into home financing can feel like learning an entirely new language. Having the right advisor on the case (a.k.a, your friendly, neighborhood mortgage officers at Sioux Falls Fed) can help clear many of those hurdles. But there are also some basic myths you should avoid believing when it comes to buying a home. Here are three key mortgage myths debunked.

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Moving In: How to Tackle the Post-Closing Process
May 28 2020

Moving In: How to Tackle the Post-Closing Process

The homebuying process doesn’t end once you’ve signed on the dotted line. Closing on a new house kicks off the next step in becoming a homeowner—moving in. So how should you approach this transition? And what should you keep in mind once you’ve settled in?

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The Art of the Close: Making an Offer on a House
May 11 2020

The Art of the Close: Making an Offer on a House

So you’ve secured your financing, found the perfect real estate agent and settled on the home you’ve been looking for. The next step can feel foreign for a first-timer—offering and closing. So what should you do to close effectively?

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