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July 14, 2021

Child Tax Credit Payment Information

Beginning tomorrow the first payments from the expanded child tax credit will start to be sent out to some 39 million families, according to the IRS. The enhanced tax credit, formed in March as a part of the American Rescue Plan, was put in place to help provide added relief to families raising children.

July 12, 2021

Ephrata National Bank hires Timothy Miller as Vice President, Cash Management Officer.

Ephrata National Bank announces the addition of Timothy Miller as Vice President, Cash Management Officer.

In this role, Miller will be responsible for the strategic direction of cash management at ENB, including but not limited to: the sales and enhancement of cash management solutions to assist business customers create efficiencies within their cash conversion cycle by streamlining their banking processes to maintain liquidity, optimize cash resources and manage their investments; Miller will also coordinate specific vendor relationships; and foster collaborative partnerships based upon accountability with internal and external stakeholders and customers.

July 07, 2021

How Do I Get Started Buying My First Home?

After careful thought and planning, you’ve decided to take the plunge into home ownership.  You have a pretty good idea in which area you want to buy and are about to start interviewing Realtors.  At this point, many first-time homebuyers pause and ask themselves, “What exactly is the first step I should take when buying a home?”  At ENB, we recommend setting up a meeting with a Mortgage Expert to discuss prequalification.

June 22, 2021

How Do I Find Out My Home’s Value?

For borrowers looking to apply for a Home Equity Loan or Line of Credit, the value of your home is going to be a significant factor in determining how much you can be approved for. As a result, it’s normal for you to wonder what your home is worth. There are a couple of ways a borrower can find this information, each with varying degrees of accuracy.

June 09, 2021

How to Plan Your Home Renovation So It Doesn’t Go Over Budget

If a home renovation tops your summer to-do list, figuring out how you'll pay for it likely comes in a close second. According to HomeGuide, the average cost to remodel is between $19,800 and $73,200. Even if you have money set aside for your project, making sure you don't go over budget could help you avoid remodeling remorse. Here's how to stick to your home renovation budget.

June 03, 2021

7 Tips That Could Help Sell Your Home for Top Dollar

Selling your home for top dollar makes financial sense. You could use the funds to move into your next home, deposit the proceeds into your retirement savings account, or fulfill another financial goal. But determining what makes buyers go to battle over homes in today's market isn't always as simple as an internet search. Your local real estate market may be enough to start a bidding war, but your neighborhood and property type could also influence how far above your asking price buyers will pay.

May 28, 2021

Small Business Succession: How to Plan Strategically

If you’re starting to think about retirement, it’s understandable if you don’t simply want to sell your business to an outside buyer and walk away. Your business is part of your legacy, and you want to see it continue to flourish and support the loyal employees who’ve helped you build it. But have you created a roadmap for how you will…

May 13, 2021

3 Things You Should Know About Escrow Accounts

Among the many new terms you'll learn when buying your first home, "escrow" is apt to be one of the most challenging to understand. This is often due to the fact that escrow functions differently depending on where you are in the home buying process. Here are three things you need to know about escrow accounts as you prepare for homeownership.

April 30, 2021

Retirement Plans: A Guide for Business Owners

Setting up a retirement plan is one of the best ways to ensure your business is helping you and your employees build a financially secure future. Unfortunately, the smaller a business is, the less likely it is to offer a retirement plan. According to the SCORE Association, just 28% of businesses with fewer than 10 employees offer retirement plans. Small-business owners…

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