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Mortgage, Credit, Real Estate info, plus details and local info pertaining to New Lenox, the Lincoln-Way Area, Will County, the Greater Chicagoland area, Illinois and Wisconsin
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 Ingredients for SUCCESS -A Puppy, Documentation, and a Mortgage  Mortgage financing is a "people business" ... Because of that, human emotions, reactions, and life itself are on full and glorious display throughout the life of a mortgage transaction.   And surprises ... especially when young, fi...
10/26/2017
 Creating Options for Yourself Will Put YOU in the Driver's Seat During Your Mortgage Financing Blogging's always been a great outlet for me as a Mortgage Originator ...   While it's served me well in many capacities, I've always found the greatest benefit takes place during the preparation of my...
10/25/2017
  Is Saving for a 20% Down Payment a Wise Pursuit? Well ... that depends ... Listen, I'm not trying to be evasive or cute with my answer here.   By nature ... and because I'm a Mortgage Originator ... I'm typically a huge proponent of saving money.   As a rule, I firmly believe that budgeting res...
10/19/2017
  Manhattan Park District's - 2017 Haunted Round Barn Farm Festival Do you like hayrack rides?   Hay mazes? Big bonfires at night? Spooky things that can scare you out of your mind?Then head to "Haunted Round Barn Farm Festival" in Manhattan, IL on October 20, 21 & 27, 28, 2017.   Hours for this ...
10/17/2017
  2017 - Safety Tips for Halloween Trick-or-Treaters & Family Pets Halloween and Trick-or-Treating is supposed to be lots of fun ... And scarrrrrryyyyyy!  Outlandish costumes.  Free candy.  Parties.  Trick-or-Treating with friends.   It's the perfect holiday for kids ... right? But danger and dan...
10/12/2017
 Taekwondo Marilyn"Breaking Board"    While our son John (Marilyn's Dad) was out of town, I had the pleasure of standing in with our fierce little Marilyn during her TaeKwonDo Martial Arts testing over the weekend.   Pretty big responsibility for Grampa Gene ... and a bit nerve-wracking too.  She...
10/09/2017
  Have Student Loan Debt? A Solution May Exist For You   I'm sure you've seen these headlines or others like them ...  "Debt-Locked: Student Loans Force Millennials to Delay Life Milestones"   "Yes, student debt is delaying homeownership" "Student Debt May Prevent Some Americans From Buying Homes...
10/04/2017
 Fall Festivals, Pumpkin Farms, Corn Mazes, Hayrides - Will County 2017 The look of Fall has arrived in Will County and the rest of Chicagoland ...  There's a new crispness to the air.  The hours of sunlight are fewer.  The night temperatures are cooler. And of course, that means wonderful things...
09/13/2017
 Don't Give a "One and Done" to the Equifax Breach By now, you've probably heard and seen multiple articles regarding the recent Equifax breach of security.  I myself have written and addressed this breach in an earlier post. You may believe you've seen and absorbed all the details and instructio...
09/12/2017
The Equifax Security Breach: Assume the Worst Typically, making assumptions is not good.  In the case of the Equifax security breach discovered on July 29, 2017?  Just the opposite is true. Yep, you read that right ... ASSUME the worst and proactively take measures to protect yourself, your fina...
09/08/2017
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