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Home Loan was started to help our customers achieve their goals, and we're proud of our track record. But don't take our word for it. Here's what some of our customers have to say:

"Working with Mario [Loan Originator] at Home Loan Investment Bank made the often rocky road of refinancing smooth and almost easy. Once we sent our information to Mario he reviewed it quickly, and promptly let us know if anything was missing. We were in Arizona, the property we were refinancing was in Maine, and Mario was in Rhode Island, but working with Mario was like working with a next door neighbor!"

– Dave M.

 "In this day and age, it is rare to find true kindness, consideration and courtesy. Emily [Loan Originator] was all of those things and more. I just wanted you, her manager, to know what a really excellent job she did for us. Thank you.

– D. Gayle & Robert W.

"This is just to thank you for all of your help. We finally closed on the houses! Please know that we are very thankful to you for helping us achieve a 'new' dream in America. My husband came to America 18 years ago with one dollar in his pocket and now he owns three houses... thanks to Home Loan Bank."

– Carolina B.

"Thanks to Kristin [Loan Originator] and your bank loan, this New Year is certainly looking brighter for me and my children. I know that I am one of the many thousands of people your bank deals with on a daily basis, but I never felt like a number or an account."

– Maggie C.

"I am writing to thank your for the opportunity for us to finally bring our previously high mortgage rate down. Due to financial difficulties over the past several years, until now we have been unable to do so. The opportunity your institution has made available for us is making all the difference in us securing our financial future."

– Karen T.

 "Thank you so much for all your help on our recent loan. Your professionalism, knowledge and great customer services made it all happen."

 – Frank and Eileen S.

"I closed on a home refinance with Home Loan Investment Bank in May. Mario [Loan Originator] made the process easy and painless. Mario and Home Loan were great to work with. It was just like your neighborhood bank on the phone and over email, and they were always available to move the process forward. This was truly a once in a lifetime refinance opportunity. I have the same monthly payment for a 15 year fixed mortgage versus my old 30 year fixed mortgage. Thank you. "

– Nils M.

"Thank you for superior professionalism and just plain human compassion throughout my refinancing process."

– Sonja S.

"I have been a Real Estate Broker for over 24 years, dealt with a lot of banks, bankers and brokers and I have never been treated so kindly."

– Evelyn B.

"Lance [Loan Originator] was extremely helpful, answered all of our questions promptly, whether asked by phone or fax, and his attention to detail and follow up were commendable. It may be a level of excellence that you expect from all of your agents, but we found it exceptional and worthy of comment."

– Harold S.

"We have told other people about the great way we were treated and about the smooth refinancing experience your company and Emily [Loan Originator] provided and have referred them all to you for help in refinancing their home."

–Gay and John B.

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Consumers paying more, over longer terms, for their cars

Posted on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 12:19:51 PM

These days consumers are willing to pay more for their cars, and over a longer period of time. 

Higher prices and flashy options aren't scaring customers off, according to research from Kelley Blue Book. Particularly in regard to trucks, consumers are willing to pay more than they have before for their vehicles. In April, the average transaction price for new cars and trucks was $33,560, up $836 from last year and $195 from March.

Year-over-year, the largest ATP increases were seen by Ford Motor Company, General Motors and Hyundai-Kia, in that order. 

Perhaps one reason consumers are willing to pay more than they had before is that they are willing to extend their payments beyond what they had in the past. According to research from Experian, the average loan term for new and used vehicles increased by one month in the first quarter of 2015.

Traditionally, consumers preferred large down payments, the information services firm explained. Covering 20 percent of the vehicle's total price from the get-go, then paying off the rest of the cost over 48 months was common for automobile buyers. The approach to auto financing has changed though. Payment periods extending between 73 to 84 months made up 29.5 percent of all new vehicles financed. As the cost of cars increase substantially, consumers are turning to these drawn-out terms to ensure they can afford both down payments and monthly charges.