Category Archives: Real estate


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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Build Now and Save

As the economy recovers, time is running out to take advantage of the silver lining of the recessionary cloud. Soon loan interest rates will increase from their historic lows, contractors will see business picking back up, and discounts will be … Continue reading

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Mortgage Basics

Home prices continue to fall, according to The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, but most experts agree we are at or very near the bottom of the housing bust. Now might be a good time to get off the … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Housing shortage

Every month, Dale Gunther (vice chairman of the board of People’s Utah Bancorp, the holding company for Bank of American Fork), writes an article for The Enterprise newspaper. Here’s his article that ran in the May 16 edition. Coming soon: … Continue reading

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