4 Smart Appliances Your Home Should Have

December 19, 2022 by First Federal Bank

New technology can make life easier, and the rise of smart appliances simplifies so many aspects of daily living. From the way you cook to how you clean, these smart appliances help you save time so that you can focus more on the things you love to do in your free time.

Topics: Lifestyle, Homeowners

What You Want To Know If You’re Pursuing Your Dream of Homeownership

December 01, 2022 by First Federal Bank

 

Topics: Homeowners, Mortgages / Home Equity

How Much of Your Income Should Go to Housing Expenses?

November 16, 2022 by First Federal Bank

It’s easy to fall in love with the grandeur of a home or the amenities and hip location of an apartment or condominium. So easy, in fact, it may blind you to its cost — a cost that may exceed your budget. Before you start searching for a home and falling in love with a dwelling, you should figure out how much you can afford to spend on a space.

Topics: Financial Education, Homeowners, Mortgages / Home Equity

What's Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week - November 14, 2022

November 15, 2022 by First Federal Bank

Last week’s scheduled economic news included readings on monthly and year-over-year inflation and the University of Michigan’s preliminary reading on consumer sentiment. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and jobless claims were also released.

Topics: Homeowners, Mortgages / Home Equity

3 Trends That Are Good News for Today’s Homebuyers

November 01, 2022 by First Federal Bank

 

Topics: Homeowners, Mortgages / Home Equity

What's Ahead for Home Prices?

October 20, 2022 by First Federal Bank

 

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What Are Experts Saying About the Fall Housing Market?

October 13, 2022 by First Federal Bank

Topics: Homeowners, Mortgages / Home Equity

Should You Rent or Purchase When You Downsize?

September 09, 2022 by First Federal Bank

Downsizing can help retirees save money and energy they might otherwise waste on space they do not need. But in the process of downsizing, they must choose whether to rent or purchase their next home. What are the pros and cons?

Topics: Retirement, Homeowners, Mortgages / Home Equity

Tips for Decorating Walls in Your Home

August 29, 2022 by First Federal Bank

A blank wall holds endless possibilities for decoration! Here are a few suggestions to transform your bland walls into focal features and design statements you, your family, and your guests will love.

Topics: Homeowners, Mortgages / Home Equity

Pre-Qualified vs. Preapproved: What's the Difference?

August 24, 2022 by First Federal Bank

Financial jargon can be confusing, especially when certain terms sound weirdly similar. Take pre-qualified and preapproved, for example. These words appear to be synonyms, but when it comes to securing a mortgage, they have differences and specifically applied circumstances. Here is a closer look at the variances between pre-qualified and...

Topics: Financial Education, Homeowners, Mortgages / Home Equity

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