The world won't have much of a future without education. Financial literacy and continuing education for our customers and communities is paramount to our mission at FBFC. Part of our commitment for ongoing education is providing these blog posts featuring financial tips, tricks, FYIs, FAQs, and what to do's. Hey, we rhymed! Hopefully you'll find something interesting to take away from these helpful articles.

Benefits of Owning vs.Renting

Category: Education, Housing | Date Posted: January 04, 2019

Owning and renting each have their advantages, but what’s best for you depends on your circumstances.  Some great things about owning are...

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Understanding the Language of Your Mortgage

Category: Education, Housing | Date Posted: October 02, 2018

If you are buying a home, it may be the largest purchase you make during your lifetime. You want everything to run smoothly from finding the right...

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Pre-closing and Closing Checklist for Buyers

Category: Education, Housing, Mortgage | Date Posted: August 01, 2018

Finalizing your mortgage is perhaps the most crucial step in the home-buying process. It’s important to be prepared for pre-closing and closing,...

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10 Things That Could Negatively Affect Your Application for Credit

Category: Housing, Mortgage | Date Posted: July 16, 2018

There are several financial activities can change your approval for a mortgage, and some that may even disqualify you. Here are ten things...

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The 411 On Mortgage Closing Costs

Category: Housing, Mortgage | Date Posted: July 02, 2018

If you’re in the process of purchasing or refinancing a home, or even just in the research stage, you’ve probably heard the term ‘closing costs’...

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Fees To Be Aware Of When Purchasing A Home

Category: Housing, Mortgage | Date Posted: June 20, 2018

Several one-off expenses are involved in buying and moving into a new home. When you’re thinking about finances, make sure you plan for these:...

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Tips for Home Sellers

Category: Housing, Mortgage | Date Posted: June 01, 2018

Selling your home? Here are some tips to help you preparing your house for the Market!

Make sure your house has curb appeal....

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Mortgage Pre-Qualifications & Pre-Approvals

Category: Education, Housing, Mortgage | Date Posted: April 18, 2018

As we’ve all been told over and over again, buying a home is one of the biggest purchases you’ll probably ever make. And if the housing market is...

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Category: Community, Taxes, Financial Planning, Education, Housing, Leisure, Mortgage, Credit Solutions | Date Posted: March 08, 2018

Have a Financial Question? Ask us! We will compile the financial questions we receive, big and small, into a blog to be posted on Fridays...

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Knowing What You Can Afford

Category: Financial Planning, Housing, Mortgage | Date Posted: June 15, 2017

You can easily determine how much house you can afford by following a few general guidelines:

Your monthly mortgage payment, including...

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