Category Archives: Real estate


How the new consumer mortgage rules may affect you

This year several new mortgage rules went into effect to protect consumers and to reduce the risk of another housing recession. Each of the new rules is meant to address a perceived abusive practice by lenders toward borrowers. For the … Continue reading

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Rehabilitation loans

When a customer came to Becky Ivins and Layne Cardon interested in buying a home that needed a lot of fixing up, they did what they usually do: look for a custom-fit solution that would work for the customer and … Continue reading

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Event: Solar power at home and work

The new Utah gold rush A perfect storm is brewing for solar energy in Utah. The installed cost of photovoltaic, or PV, solar panels continues to decline, and Rocky Mountain Power projects significant rate increases throughout the coming decade. With … Continue reading

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Low-rate construction loans from Bank of American Fork

 We have a special offer for home builders and their customers. Building a home means spending a lot of time paying attention to the details, from blueprints to paint and everything in between. Luckily, choosing the loans that will finance … Continue reading

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What is a reverse mortgage?

Guest post by Jilenne Gunther, Utah State Division of Aging and Adult Services What is a reverse mortgage? To qualify for a traditional mortgage, a lender checks your income to determine how much you can afford to pay back each … Continue reading

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Your Mortgage: Tips for Finding and Managing a Home Loan

Courtesy of Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Buying a home is one of the most significant decisions a consumer will ever make. Given what has occurred in the housing market during the past few years, consumers need to be well-informed when … Continue reading

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Limited-time Offer: Low-rate Construction Loans

Through Dec. 31, 2012, Bank of American Fork is offering owner-occupied residential construction loans at a low 3.99% interest rate (14.017% or 11.825% estimated APR*, depending on term). The offer includes:  – A low, fixed rate for the 4-month or … Continue reading

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This Labor Day, Make Your Money Work For You

As Americans take a break from their usual work this Labor Day, they should consider how to make their money work harder for them. One way to do this is by refinancing their mortgage into today’s historically low interest rates. … Continue reading

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Tips Every Homebuyer Should Know

Courtesy of American Bankers Association With housing prices and mortgage interest rates at record lows, now is a good time to explore buying a home.   “Buying a home is the single largest investment that most people will make in their … Continue reading

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Trade Your Commercial Lease for Ownership

Guest post by Richard Gray, Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending, Bank of American Fork It’s no secret that the past few years have seen drastic changes in the real-estate market. Those looking to sell property face an uphill battle with … Continue reading

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