Finding the perfect home is only the first of many steps in your journey to being a homeowner. After deciding you've found the right one, you still have to find the right home loan to pay for it.
Shopping for a mortgage exposes you to everything from online to local lenders, each with its own perks and features. However, local banks offer benefits that online lenders can't—without sacrificing your time or convenience.
1. Familiarity As part of your community, local banks k