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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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2009 

                          More and more each day I am becoming increasingly sold on the idea of home staging.  The benefits for sellers and those of us within the real estate industry can be amazing.  If the home sells everyone prospers, and right now we're all searching for ways to increase the ...
03/30/2009
I recently had an associate that forwarded an article to me regarding the findings of a survey conducted with prospective first-time home buyers.  Being a mortgage banker, he knew the results of such a survey would naturally be of interest to me.  The information contained within this article sur...
03/30/2009
The state of the nation's economy and current housing market is creating quite differing financial scenarios for some americans.  While many are suffering hardships or battling through mortgage mayhem, the very same issues they are facing are causing quite the opposite effect for others and openi...
03/23/2009
The old saying goes "a picture is worth a thousand words", and it is true.  I valiantly try to keep my customers and referral partners informed and educated about industry topics and more specific points pertaining to their personal needs and recent changes that would effect them.  At times thoug...
03/23/2009
Recently I have been working on a young couple's application for mortgage that has been less than simple and filled with roadblocks.  Lower credit numbers than previously portrayed during initial conversations were the first hurdle that cropped up and caused some anxiety.  Then came the choice of...
03/22/2009
Today I have decided to do some hardcore research and fact-finding.  I'm hoping those involved directly in the home staging facet of the real estate industry respond in large numbers to my quest for information and knowledge regarding their services. For a while now, my wife has spoken about my n...
03/21/2009
                                                                                                                                                                   Unfortunately, even after portions of the new stimulus dollars have been dispursed, many banks are still not lending to small business...
03/20/2009
I'll admit it, I've been in the real estate industry for 30 years now.  I was not raised during a time where the technology was so advanced.  During my high school years, typing class utilized the state-of-the- art "selectric" typewriter.  We thought that was cutting-edge.  Because I've also alw...
03/20/2009
Because of the shorter warm weather season here in the midwest, seeing celebrity outdoor sports professionals is sometimes at a premium.  This is particularly so in the world of golf.  That is why, when the opportunity does arise, we need to take advantage of it. On September 7th - 13th, 2009, Co...
03/19/2009
With the onset of better weather, there seems to be a renewed buying interest.  Other incentives, such as more affordable housing prices (especially for first-time buyers), economic stimulus measures (the Fed's income tax credit that can be up to $8,000 for qualified buyers), interest rates hover...
03/16/2009
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