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Mortgage, Credit, Real Estate, and local Chicago-area/Will County/Lincoln-Way Area news and information.
How Thick Will the Icing Beon YOUR Mortgage Cake?      I  write mortgage and real estate-related blogs.  But I READ a lot of mortgage/real estate blogs too ... and the subsequent comments made to them.      Often, another blogger's post or a comment left on mine will provide inspiration for my wr...
 Are You a Hopeful Home Buyer?Did You Just File Your Taxes?         Did you just file your taxes?  Or hoping to soon?            If so, and thinking of buying an IL/Chicago-area (or Wisconsin) home in the near future, now is the perfect time to talk to me to get started with your financing.      ...
Cook County Taxes:Payment Dates and Important Info to Know      The first installment of 2015 tax bills has now been mailed to Cook County, IL property owners by the Cook County Treasurer's Office ...        Unlike most of the surrounding counties, Cook County has its own unique schedule for the ...
 Account Activities Matter When Applying for your Chicagoland Mortgage        Almost all Mortgage Lenders require that Loan Applicants submit each and every page of their Bank Statement, Investment Account, and Retirement Fund (showing source of Down Payment), not just a first page.       And not...
My #1 Fail Proof Borrower Tip:  Educate Yourself Early and Stay That Way       Yesterday I was contacted by a couple that are hoping to sell their present home and finance the purchase of a new one ...      As I do with all my new clients, I asked them to tell me what their hopes and goals are re...
Is 20% the Perfect Down Payment When Buying a Home?Maybe … Maybe Not      A 20% down payment is often heralded as the perfect goal for those contemplating the purchase of a home ...       And it's hard to argue that there's anything wrong with having that goal in mind when saving for an upcoming ...
Overwhelmed or In Charge During Your Mortgage Process?  YOU Decide          Today's mortgage process can seem a bit overwhelming to some Borrowers ...        And that's true whether those Borrowers are First-Time Home Buyers or those that have bought a home a dozen times.      In comparison with ...
      Tracy Becker, President of North Shore Advisory, Inc. of Elmsford, NY and AR member ... provides some valuable information for consumers that receive a Credit Score from their Credit Card company ...      Tracy's post is especially important and timely for those consumers hoping to apply fo...
Keep Those Mortgage Questions Coming!       Maybe because of the timing of the release of Fannie Mae's new mortgage program ... that being December 21st during the week leading up to the 2015 Christmas Holiday ... the fanfare and media hoopla that typically surrounds the release of a new mortgage...
More Favorable Lending Guidelines Now Available for Borrowers      On December 21, 2015, Fannie Mae rolled out a new "more forgiving" loan program.  One that will make it easier for Borrowers to qualify for a mortgage.  That program's name is "HomeReady".       "HomeReady" is a lending program re...

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