Financial Education Center

The Spring Homebuying Season Is Here! Here’s How First Bank Can Help.

Congratulations on deciding to purchase a new home! The spring season is often a busy time for homebuyers. Inventory is typically higher during this time, meaning buyers have more options.

Are You Purchasing A Home in 2024? Here Are Some Tips to Help You Prepare!

Are you planning to purchase a new home in 2024? You’re in luck! A recent report shows that experts are predicting mortgage rates to come down at some point this year. Even though they may not reach pre-pandemic levels, the market should be much more favorable for buyers than it was last year.

Millennial and Gen Z Homebuyers: Is Your Credit Score Ready for a Home Purchase?

If you’re looking to improve your credit score or establish one, here are some things you can do that will help.

Five Savings Tips for Purchasing a New Home

Are you dreaming of homeownership? Purchasing a new home takes a lot of financial preparation and will likely be one of your most expensive investments. You’ll want to ensure you have enough saved for the down payment, closing costs, and inspection fees, and you’ll want to make sure that your credit score is where you want it to be before you apply. Now is an ideal time to look at your financial situation and to start preparing accordingly.

Need Help Buying a Home? There are Housing Programs to Help!

Are you ready to purchase a home? Is the rising cost of rent impacting your wallet? If so, you’re not alone.

A Step-by-Step Guide for First-Time Homebuyers

So, you’re wanting to buy your first home? Or, maybe you’re reading this just because your mom told you to research options for first-time homebuyers. Whatever your situation may be, it’s important to be prepared for what’s ahead.