Category Archives: Real estate


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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Get $250 Gift Card When Your Mortgage Loan Closes

Receive a $250 Home Depot® gift card or $250 toward closing costs when your mortgage loan closes.* With mortgage interest rates near all-time lows, there has never been a better time to refinance.  Bank of American Fork has helped many … Continue reading

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Invest in Yourself with SBA Loans

Guest Post by Dale Gunther, Vice Chairman of the Board, People’s Utah Bancorp Could your business benefit from the still-low commercial real-estate prices? Let me tell you about one business that did. Recently, one of Bank of American Fork’s small … Continue reading

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Why Debt Can Be Good for Your Business

Guest post by Dale Gunther Someone once said, “Debt is a useful servant but a ruthless master.” In my business and personal life, these words have stuck with me and I have always been careful in taking on debt. Back … Continue reading

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Think You Can’t Qualify for a Mortgage Loan? Think Again.

Think you can’t take advantage of historically low mortgage rates because you owe more than your home is worth or your income isn’t high enough? With new government-backed programs, mortgage loans are attainable even for underwater or low-income homeowners.* Read … Continue reading

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Build a New Home for Less

Are you dreaming of building a new home? Bank of American Fork can help turn your dream into reality with a 3.99% construction loan (14.0365% estimated APR*) for loan amounts up to $417,000. Loans must be for new construction only … Continue reading

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Freddie, Fannie Expand Forbearance for Jobless Homeowners

Government-sponsored enterprises Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae both recently announced expanded forbearance programs for unemployed homeowners that cannot afford mortgage payments. Beginning February 1, 2012, Freddie Mac is giving mortgage servicers the authority to offer up to one year of … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Trade Your Lease for a Loan

1. Build equity instead of lining your landlord’s pocket 2. Become someone else’s landlord by renting out part of your building 3. Commercial real estate prices are lower than they’ve been in years 4. Have a monthly payment that may … Continue reading

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