Don’t Let BLACK FRIDAY Get in the Way of Buying a Home!

Don’t Let BLACK FRIDAY Get in the Way of Buying a Home!

Black Friday is nearly upon us. Newspaper inserts, emails and TV commercials abound with information about the “BEST DEALS EVER!”.  You get to the store before the sun even thinks about coming up only to find that you can get an even better deal if you open a line of credit! STOP RIGHT THERE. If you are in the process of buying a home, or considering doing so anytime soon, we urge you to stop and collect your thoughts for a moment. What the heck does Black Friday have to do with buying a home!? That additional percentage off for opening a line of credit could be a deal-breaker when it comes to purchasing a home. If you are in the midst of the mortgage process with a good lender, you already know that you should hold off on opening  new credit...

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“Military Appreciation Days” 2015 is Upon Us!

“Military Appreciation Days” 2015 is Upon Us!

We sincerely appreciate our military and their families, everyday. We join the rest of the nation on the eleventh of November to celebrate and honor our veterans and current members of the military. In November of 1919, President Wilson proclaimed it to be Armistice Day; which later became Veteran’s Day. “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…” – President Wilson We still celebrate nearly 100 years later! Nearly 100 area...

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Honoring a Kokomo Centenarian and Veteran, James Ralph Kuntz

Honoring a Kokomo Centenarian and Veteran, James Ralph Kuntz

Centenaria  a person who lives to or beyond the age of 100 years. Born in Smith Valley in Johnson County in 1915, James Ralph Kuntz served as a radioman in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the USS Swenning in the Pacific. He then served on a boat out of Virginia after the war. He formed a friendship with next door neighbor in Kokomo, Indiana; Salena Catron. She began a quest to get 100 people to send cards to Mr. Kuntz for his 100th birthday. Thank number has been exceed 70 time over! The cards have come from North Carolina, California, Switzerland and beyond. On his 100th birthday, June 15, Salena rented a classic mail car to make the surprise delivery to Mr. Kuntz, who is a former mailman. Family members took video of his reaction. We want to wish...

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In Memoriam on Memorial Day 2015

In Memoriam on Memorial Day 2015

Memorial Day: a day on which those who died in active military service are remembered. For those men who served unashamedly, Who braved cold nights and horrid weather. Who learnt to fly into the jaws of death, who swam in filth to meet their foe, who jumped into certain peril, who faced the crucible of war, who saved lives whilst under fire, who went to places unheard of, who carried the burdens, both physical and mental… We salute you, of all countries who continually volunteer for the good of others, so that peace may forever stand and freedom always ring… You Band of Brothers, who so dearly paid both in life and limb that victory may be achieved. Who were disgraced by those who did not know, but are loved by those who understand… That while...

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Interested in a VA Mortgage? Here’s What You Will Need:

Interested in a VA Mortgage? Here’s What You Will Need:

First of all… we appreciate you and/or your family member’s service! One benefit you have earned as a veteran, is the opportunity to finance a home with a VA mortgage. Of course, requirements must be meant to do so. We’ve assembled a short list of information you will want to gather before you start the loan process: Social Security numbers Residence addresses for the past two years Names and addresses of your employers over past two years Your current gross monthly salary Names, addresses, account numbers and balances on all checking and savings accounts Names, addresses, account numbers, balances and monthly payments on all open loans Addresses and loan information of other real estate owned Estimated value of furniture and personal...

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