Holiday Closing

Bank Midwest offices, drive-up locations and video tellers will be closed Monday, May 27, to honor Memorial Day, a Federal holiday. We'll resume regular hours on Tuesday, May 28. View all holiday closings.

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Building vs buying a house : What is right for you?

If you’re stuck between building and buying a house, ensure you have all the information you need before making your decision. Take a look at the pros and cons of both building and buying a house and inspect the price difference between the two.

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What to avoid when buying a home

The average homebuying timeline will vary for everyone, but yours could potentially be delayed if you make a handful of certain financial moves. Learn what to avoid when buying a home.

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Why Should I Use A Va Loan

Why Should I Use a VA Loan

The VA loan is one of the best mortgage loans there is. Here are some reasons why. First, VA guarantees the loan for 100% of the appraised value of the property (technically, the loan is for the Notice Of Value amount, which in most cases is the same thing). This guarantee means that the lender…
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How A Home Appraisal Works

How does a home appraisal really work?

Home appraisals are typically required during the home buying process in order to determine the current fair market value of the home.  The home appraisal process is a combination of science and opinion—but mostly science, even though the value that the appraiser delivers is called an “opinion of value” as of the effective date of…
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First-time Homebuyers Reality Check

First-time homebuyers reality check

Many first-time home buyers have stars in their eyes when they first begin house-hunting. Their ideal is a house that is move-in-ready, offers the number of bedrooms/baths/square footage they’re looking for, is in a great neighborhood and, of course, is within their budget. Matching all that criteria is often a tall order, especially the move-in-ready…
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Know What to Expect Before Getting a Mortgage

Getting a mortgage will take some time. Before you head to a lender, it’s important to ensure your finances are in order so you can secure the best possible interest rates and don’t fall behind on future payments.

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