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By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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  No Need to Fear the Topic of Private Mortgage Insurance if you Know the Facts If you've done much research regarding mortgage financing, you've probably heard the term "Private Mortgage Insurance" ... You may have also heard that Private Mortgage Insurance is scary or should be avoided.  But in...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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 Home Buying & Financing: Taking the Steps to Reap BIG Change Have you set yourself a goal of buying a home in the Chicagoland area?  If serious about buying, I'm betting you've tried to grow your savings, improve your credit standing, and raise your credit scores ... and chosen to work with a Mo...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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 Is a New Chicagoland Home on Your Wish List? If I had one wish ... Remember as a kid how you made wishes all the time?   You made "wishes" over your birthday cake.  On coins you tossed in a fountain.  You "wishes" on the twinkling stars at night ... or the leftover turkey "wishbones" on Thanksgi...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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 Mortgage Transactions Need Game Plans & Options Too  If you watch sports much (and admittedly, I do.  Just ask my wife), you've probably seen clipboards and playbooks in the hands of coaches on the sidelines. Those clipboards and playbooks hold the "game plan" for their team and their path to (h...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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 EMBRACE and LOVE Mortgage and Home Buying Education During a recent face-to-face mortgage application with first-time home buyers, it soon became abundantly clear to me that ... The couple simply Had. No. Clue.  As we talked together further,this also became obvious ... Beyond the time we'd spen...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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 Thinking of "Flipping" a Chicagoland Home?   "Flipping" shows are increasingly popular on TV these days ..."Flip or Flop", "Masters of Flip", "Flip this House" represent just a small sampling of the shows currently on air featuring the buying, renovating and selling of homes within a short timef...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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 Applying for a Mortgage? When "Plan A" Doesn't Work ... One of the social media sites I find most helpful (and enjoyable) is Pinterest.  And I don't mean just business-wise either ...  Need ideas for your home?  Want to know how to repair something?  Ideas for your landscaping, gardening?  Love ...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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 What's Your Motivation to Buy and Finance a Home?        During conversations with my new mortgage applicants, I try to discern what their "motivation" is for purchasing a home ...       Is the motivating factor ... the stimulus to buy and finance ... obvious or unclear?  Is the motivation based...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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 Mortgage Reviews Provide Real Opportunity       Reviews, sometimes referred to as "testimonials", deliver a unique opportunity ...        They provide you a chance to educate yourself regarding the services delivered by a service provider, company, or professional.  They also offer insight into ...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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 Interest Rate "Indifference" ... it Can Cost You      Interest Rates are talked about endlessly ...     Will interest rates rise ... or won't they?   How big will the rate hike be? How soon will the Federal Reserve Board raise its benchmark interest rate? What indicators could influence a decisi...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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 Turning the IMpossible into the Possible via HomeReady Loans      Today's home financing is all about having options available to you as a Borrower.  The wider the selection of financing options you have at your disposal, the better ...      Fannie Mae's HomeReady Program is a recent addition to...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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 Knowing the ABC's of FHA Loans           Did you know that the FHA has been around since it was established as part of the National Housing Act of 1934?  Yet, there is a mystique that still surrounds the FHA (and FHA loans), even after its many decades of existence.            The letters FHA ar...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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How High Demand, Low Inventory, Multiple Offers Effect Chicagoland Appraisals           Media Reports regarding the somewhat limited inventory of homes currently for sale within Chicagoland housing markets are everywhere.  They certainly are supported by a large portion of my mortgage clients' pe...

By Joe Malvarapu, Keller Williams Realty Infinity
(Keller Williams Realty Infinity)
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Greywall Club Joliet, Market Update - May 25th, 2016As of 5/25/2016, there are 18 Homes on the market in Greywall Club Joliet, with an average list price of $201,478. Highest priced property on the market with 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath and 2,686 sqft of living area is listed at $249,0...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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O Say Can You See ...   and Read Your House Numbers?          Over the last year, I've been lucky enough to work with some great clients.  And quite a few of them added to their family via the birth of a new baby ... or even two.  Yep .. twins!          For those with new babies, Mother's Day had...

By William Piotrowski
(Diamond Residential Mortgage Corporation )
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How wonderful is it to be able to start the week off with these incredible smiles??? These smiles after the disappointment of being told by a major lender that they could never be homeowners. This is the "why" in what we do! Dan Potilechio (Keller Williams Infinity) helped them find the perfect ...

By William Piotrowski
(Diamond Residential Mortgage Corporation )
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 We are rounding out our week with another happy first time homebuyer who reminded us why we do what we do.The excitement and appreciation from Noe for helping make his dream of owning a home for his family come true absolutely made our week. With the help of realtor Giovanna Salazar Schmieder (K...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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The UnSung Advantages of theNew Mortgage Process “Fear not the unknown. It is a sea of possibilities.” ― Tom AlthouseInaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.  -  Dale Carnegie“How ca...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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Common Sense Credit AdviceWhile Buying and Financing a Home         It would seem to be common sense, right?      If you're in the process of applying for a Mortgage and heading towards your Mortgage Closing ... you shouldn't do anything that would upset the fragile balance of your credit or the ...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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Applying for a Mortgage Soon? Don't Dispute that Account       Sounds counterintuitive, I'm sure ...      But until you've talked to me (or your own local Mortgage Originator), don't even think about disputing an account found on your Credit Report.      Why?  Unknowingly, you can be creating rea...

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