Is it time for a second American Dream?

Karen Mayfield
Mortgage Banking
Blue two-story beach house.

As the economy improves, many homeowners are beginning to think about achieving a second American Dream – owning a second home.

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Down payment vs. big wedding: Negate one or negotiate?

Karen Mayfield
Mortgage Banking
Bride

Many newly engaged couples have to face questions of how to prioritize two big expenses: a wedding and a down payment for a home.

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Customer Wise: High standards earn community’s trust

Michelle Di Gangi
Small Business Banking
Mary Martinez at her desk, smiling at an employee who is mostly off-camera.

Mary Martinez, owner of Home Instead Senior Care in Albuquerque, New Mexico, shares advice and what she’s learned about running a business.

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Is paying off your mortgage right for you?

Karen Mayfield
Mortgage Banking
Front view of brownish house with small front yard, blue sky in background.

The truth is there are pros and cons to paying off your mortgage. Consider the examples laid out in this article.

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