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Renting vs. Buying

Posted on May 20th, 2015 in Low interest rates, Mortgages, Savings by SSBblogger |

Renting vs. buying; the ultimate question many people ask before they move to a new area or start a family. Which is better for your family? Well, the answer depends on where you are in your life and how long you plan to stay in a certain area. Security State Bank is bringing you a [...]

Smart Ways to Use your Tax Return

Posted on March 9th, 2015 in Financial Management, General, Low interest rates, Mortgages, Savings by SSBblogger |

March means it is tax season again, and you may have a well-deserved tax return coming your way within a few short weeks. It’s always tempting to splurge on a new pair of shoes, new TV or a shopping trip when your tax return arrives. Although these options seem exciting, Security State Bank has some [...]

The 5 Mortgage Types & Programs You Need to Know

Posted on March 19th, 2014 in Mortgages by SSBblogger | No Comments

It may be hard to believe, but spring is almost here. And with spring comes warmer weather, brighter colors and the beginning of “home season.” Despite all the freshness and excitement in the air, spring can also be a time of great stress and confusion for those looking for a new home and needing a [...]

Are You Asking the 8 Most Important Questions Before Buying a Home?

Posted on March 12th, 2014 in Mortgages by SSBblogger | No Comments

“Home season” will be coming along with the warm weather this spring. If you’re looking to purchase a home, you may have started getting together all the paperwork needed for mortgage preapproval and sought out the services of a real estate agent. But have you asked yourself these eight important questions? If not, now is [...]

Be in the Know: Common Mortgage Terms

Posted on September 24th, 2013 in Mortgages by SSBblogger | No Comments

Mortgages are an important part of your financial life, but a misunderstanding or lack of knowledge about them can have negative financial results. A survey conducted by real estate website giant Zillow.com showed that even though there are more homebuyers entering the market, a scary amount of them don’t know much of the basic terminology. [...]

Take Advantage While You Can: Benefits of Refinancing

Posted on August 14th, 2013 in Mortgages by SSBblogger | No Comments

A lot has been made in the past year or so about refinancing your home while rates are low. Well, those rates appear to be heading back up according to trends from the last few months, so if you’ve been wanting to refinance your home, Security State Bankencourages you to visit us sooner rather than [...]

Advice for First Time Home Buyers: 6 Things to Consider

Posted on June 25th, 2013 in Low interest rates, Mortgages by SSBblogger | No Comments

As we discussed in our first blog post this month, interest rates are at record lows. Not only does it give consumers a lot of choices as far as managing their finances, but it also is great for home buyers, especially first time home buyers. If you fall into that category, here are a few [...]

It’s Time to Take Credit!

Posted on April 25th, 2013 in Mortgages by SSBblogger | No Comments

The process of home-buying can be a complicated one. You have to find and tour suitable homes, examine your finances and think about taking out a mortgage to be able to pay for your home. The paying aspect is where many people, especially in this financial climate, find themselves getting tripped up. However, the Iowa [...]