Housing 101

Search the articles below for everything you need to know about buying your next home and taking care of your current one.

April 2023

Protect Yourself from Lending Abuse
Abusive or "predatory" lenders target people who are strapped for cash. But the loans they push usually have sky-high interest rates and fees. They are often illegal, too. You need to know how to tell a "good" loan from a bad one. Read More

January 2023

4 Trending Mortgage Products to Watch in 2023
We saw many changes in the Real Estate market in 2022, with a paradigm shift taking place when the federal rate hikes began making an impact mid-year. Closely following the rate hikes, we saw changes that made life a little more difficult for realtors, consumers and, believe it or not, mortgage lenders. Read More

July 2022

Tips to Green Your Home and Save Money
Whether you’re a renter or a homeowner, chances are you care about protecting the environment – and saving money. 
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5 Important Questions to Ask When Choosing Your First Home
Moving into your own place can be exciting and frightening at the same time. Read More

Items for Your New Home's To-Do List
Now that you’re settling in to your new space, there are some important things you need to consider. Read More

June 2022

6 Tips for Saving for Your Down Payment
Before you can make the transition from renting your home to owning your home, you will need to have a substantial down payment, typically 5 to 20 percent of the home’s value. Read More

April 2022

Terms to Know Before Renting or Buying
Whether you are preparing to rent an apartment or purchase a home, Bank of New Hampshire encourages you to be familiar with the following housing terms. Read More