What’s the Best Time of Year to Buy a Home?

When you’re ready to start shopping for a new home, there are endless things to consider: price, location, financing, and more. But have you considered the time of year that you search to be a factor? Inventory can often be higher in the spring, but looking for your new home in the fall has plenty […]

A Guide to Mobile Check Deposits

Hate driving to the bank to deposit your checks? With the advent of mobile deposit technology, no longer do you have to worry about the hassle related to visiting your local branch. Mobile deposits into your checking account mean you can put your money in a safe place, no matter where you are. Ready to […]

Northpointe Bank Named Top Industry Performer

Independent Banker®, the award-winning magazine of the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) and the nation’s number-one source for community banking news, recognized Northpointe Bank, Grand Rapids, Michigan, as an ICBA industry top performer in its May issue. Northpointe Bank’s recognition is based on the strength of its competitive banking services and operational efficiencies throughout […]

3 First Time Homebuyer Fears – And How to Overcome Them

As with many life experiences, buying a first home is thrilling, but filled with plenty of moments of fear. It is normal to feel overwhelmed during the home buying process, and you’ll likely have concerns throughout. However, know that these are completely normal feelings and like many homeowners before you, you will overcome them. These […]

4 Things to Consider as You’re Shopping for Home Mortgages

You’ve been scoping out neighborhoods on your drive to work, and you’ve decided that it’s time to start seriously looking for your first home. Before you fall in love with something, it’s important to understand how you’re going to pay for it. For first-time homebuyers, knowing what to expect when shopping around for home mortgages […]

How Long Does it Take to Buy a House?

Wondering when you’ll finally close on that dream home? You’re not alone. While no two home buying experiences are alike, familiarizing yourself with a typical timeline for purchasing a home will help you anticipate the different stages of the process. Preparing for each step will help you feel like the closing date is finally within […]