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 Get Ready for "HomeReady" from Fannie Mae After years of warranted tightening of guidelines in the Mortgage Industry, there are some new changes taking place that help to "relax" some guidelines, as they pertain to Fannie Mae (Conventional Loans) ... Come mid-July, 2017, Fannie Mae's Automated U...
07/06/2017
 2017 - 4th of July Fireworks in Will County The skies across Will County will light up with fireworks, during the upcoming 4th of July weekend ... There's a huge assortment of municipalities and groups hosting firework shows and spectaculars (sometimes as part of a community fest) throughout Wil...
06/30/2017
 Taxes, Escrows, New Construction, & Assessments in Will County In Will County, Illinois ... Property taxes are paid to the Will County Treasurertwice a year ...  The first installment of Real Estate taxes is typically due around the beginning of June and the second installment becomes due around...
06/27/2017
 Prove to Sellers You're Serious:  Be Pre-Qualified! Be Pre-Qualified for your Mortgage before you go and view homes!There, I've said it.  First thing.  Right out of the box.  So it can't be missed.I place that advice right at the top of this post in bright colors so it's not overlooked.  And bec...
06/21/2017
Could a New Construction Home Be a Home Buying Option For You?(Lincoln-Way - Chicagoland Area) These days, it's not uncommon to hear my Borrowers express some frustration over the market's current housing inventory shortage and the challenges it presents them ... Many of my clients have found the...
06/20/2017
 Visit Will County Pools, Water Parks, Splash Parks, Splash Pads - 2017    School's out for the summer across Will County, IL ...    And as I'm writing this post, temperatures are hovering in the steamy 90's.  Many local parents are looking for safe, healthy ways to keep their kids active and ent...
06/12/2017
  The Funds Needed at Closing = "Cash to Close" "Cash to Close" ...It's the term used in mortgage lending that refers to the final amount of money a Borrower needs to bring or send to their Closing on their Closing day.   But in today's modern mortgage process, "Cash to Close" actually means anyt...
06/07/2017
 Don't Miss it: "Manhattan on Tap" Craft Beer Festival 6/17/2017   Over 20 craft beers from local breweries will be available at the 2nd Annual "Manhattan on Tap" Craft Beer Festival being held on Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Manhattan, IL ... Grab your friends and head to Manhattan!  This event i...
06/02/2017
 2017 Will County Farmer's Markets  Each year I share current dates and info regarding the many Farmer's Markets held throughout Will County, IL.Why?   Well first, I have a very proud "farmer's daughter" for a wife.  We support family farmers at our house. But eating fresh fruits and vegetables i...
06/01/2017
  Be a "Daydream Believer" ... Buy a Chicagoland Home  Do you dream of owning a home?If so, you're not alone.  Home ownership has been an integral part of the "American Dream" ... some say the defining portion ... for a long long time.  The term "American Dream" was first coined by historian Jame...
05/30/2017
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