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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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A Recipe for Success: Does Your Mortgage Originator Possess the Right Ingredients?      A couple of days ago, I received a comment regarding my recent blog/post, "How to "Replace" Mortgage Insurance" from a fellow ActiveRain Member and real estate industry professional. (Thank you Patricia Feager...
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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 Ready for Fall?  It's Arriving Soon  Friend ...Maybe it's because football season has started. Maybe it's the kids being back in school. Or because the night air is cooler. But a sense of Fall has arrived here in Chicagoland ...The Fall Season brings changes with it. Changes in temperatures. Cha...
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 to "Replace" Mortgage Insurance        The many questions and comments I received regarding my recent post about Private Mortgage Insurance prove that PMI remains a topic of real interest and concern for Borrowers and real estate professionals alike ...      After reading my post, many reader...
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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                       Manhattan Park District Foundation's                          9th Annual Baker/Koren Round Barn                       Farm Wine Festival - September 24, 2016      The 9th Annual Baker/Koren Round Barn Farm Wine Festival is being held once again this year in my hometown of M...
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 Pros and Cons of Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)       Although the term "PMI" ... Private Mortgage Insurance ... is seen and heard frequently, there remains a shroud of mystery surrounding it ...     When I first speak with potential Chicagoland - IL/WI Borrowers, they sometimes have a nega...
By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Exterior Updates to Boost Resale Value   One of the best tools in a seller's arsenal is curb appeal.   The outside of a home or property is one of the first things a buyer sees, and while many times it's not on the outside that counts, when it comes to real estate, the outside of a home plays a 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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2016 - Lincoln-Way Community High School, District #210Varsity Football Schedules "There's two times of year for me:  Football season, and waiting for football season."  Darius Rucker               Nothing says it's Fall like football ...     And Lincoln-Way Community High School, District #210, ...
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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NOW May Not Be the Perfect Time to Buy, but it IS the Perfect Time to Start Your Preparation      A recent survey performed by Fannie Mae reported that a majority of Millennials feel that owning a home makes more sense that renting does.  And a full 49% said that their next move would be to a hom...
By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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What “out of the box” tactics do you use when following up with a CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) request or other seller lead? How do you make sure you’re unforgettable? I make the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) my good friend. I make all the great technologies serve my potential Seller Client...
By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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 Updates, Renovations and Remodels When selling a home or property, one of the main goals of the seller is to get the highest offer possible. If the market is hot, the chance of getting a high offer is relatively high. If the market is on the cooler side, many sellers look to alternative options ...
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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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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Gifting of Down Payment Funds: An Early Christmas        Many of today's Millennial First-Time Homebuyers have learned from previous homebuyers' experiences and their financial struggles ...             The previous decade's housing crisis and financial recession taught them that they should buy ...
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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 2016 Frankfort Fall Fest, Carnival, & Parade  8/31 to 9/5       One of the Midwest's most enduring and long-running festivals, the Frankfort Fall Festival, Carnival, & Parade, is being held once again this year in the beautiful historic Village of Frankfort, IL ...                         The an...
By Steve Roake
(Keller Williams Realty Infinity)
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 Homes For Heroes Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Fundraiser for A Hero’s Home  Inspire Realty Partners and Homes For Heroes are hosting a Ribbon Cutting and fundraiser to benefit Homes For Heroes® and A Hero’s Home. The event will be held on Tuesday, August 2nd at the Plainfield Chamber of Commerce,...
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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  Newsletter      Friend ... The extremely hot weather we've been experiencing makes it hard to believe ... but kids will be heading back to school soon.It's a time of preparation, as a result of this fact. Whether you're moving to a new home in a new school district, shopping for school supplies...
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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Schools Back in Session on August 24th, 2016 forManhattan School District 114 Kids              School will soon be back in session for children attending Manhattan School District 114 schools (Manhattan, IL) ... my hometown.        The first day of the 2016-2017 school year is slated for August ...
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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Closing Cost Options That Help Buy or Sell a Home          The accumulation of a Down Payment is often a First-Time Homebuyer's  primary focus once the decision to buy has been made.  Monetarily and mentally, the down payment becomes the one central goal they focus on ...       So when I raise qu...
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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New Lenox School District #122 Students Head Back to School for 2016 - 2017             The summer is flying by!        It's hard to believe, but kids in New Lenox School District 122 (Pre-School through 8th Grade) will soon be heading back to school.      The first day of the 2016-2017 school ye...
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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Wedding Gift Registries: Thinking Outside the Gift Box       A recent post entitled "Crowdfunding your down payment?",  written by fellow ActiveRain member, Alan May (Coldwell Banker Residential, Evanston, IL) raised the topic of:     Engaged couples establishing a Wedding Gift Registry for the p...

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