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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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  What Makes You Special When You Buy a Home?  Your Financial DNA Parents often tell their children they're "special".  They're unique.  Like no other person on earth.  I know I told both of my boys that ... still do.It's a pretty heavy message for a child to hear, isn't it?  One based on love ce...
05/17/2018
  Myth-Busting Mortgage Credit Scoring Over the years, Mortgage Credit Scoring has evolved.  It continues to do so at a fairly constant and rapid rate ...   As a result, a large supply and wide variety of updated articles and reports regarding the topic of Credit Scores (Fair Isaac Corporation (F...
05/11/2018
  There's 1 Reliable Way to Learn  How Much Home You Can Afford     Want to know how much home you can afford?  To do that you must consider ...    Your Income Outstanding Debt Credit Scores Savings Accumulated for Down Payment/Closing Fees Interest Rate Loan Term Property Taxes Possible HOA Fees...
05/01/2018
 Becoming a First-Time Home Buyer: How & Where to Begin You've made the big decision ...  You've decided to buy a home! Now what?  Where do you begin? Begin by focusing on your future mortgage needs ...So ... you've heard that securing a mortgage and financing a home can be challenging?  The mort...
04/24/2018
  2018 Forest Preserve District of Will County "Food Truck Fridays" Visit the Forest Preserve District of Will County, either in person or online, and you'll quickly find out that the benefits and services offered by the Forest Preserve District go way beyond the trails, animals, preserves, and b...
04/18/2018
   It Really is a "Small World" After All You've probably heard the phrase, "It's a small world" ...  The message and phrase, created by Disney for the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair, was proven fact to me here on ActiveRain over the last weekend.  (To hear the Disney song, click HERE) How?    I...
04/16/2018
  Calendar of Events, Celebrations & Observances for April - 2018   When you think about the month of April, what pops into your mind?Spring beginning to show itself ... grass turning green once again ... wearing lighter jackets ... sunshine lasting 'til later in the day ... April offers us all o...
04/12/2018
  I've Applied & Successfully Closed on a Mortgage Before. I'm Buying Again ... What Now? Spring ... In Illinois and the Chicagoland area, Spring typically signals the kick-off of a new home sale year.   New construction starts popping-up as warmer weather allows for digging and pouring of home f...
04/05/2018
  The Businessperson's Pot O' Gold:Testimonials and Referrals Testimonials and referrals ... as a businessperson, it just doesn't get any better than receiving them, right? Neither are ever a given, no matter how well-deserved.  And in this busy world, they can be hard to come by.  Clients (even ...
03/23/2018
 Do You Really REALLY Love that Home? A statement I often hear from my new mortgage clients is ...  "I found a house!  I just love it!"I think that's exactly what you should hear from clients searching for a home.  A home that will house their life ... and probably represents the single-most expe...
03/13/2018
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