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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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 Summertime is Finally Here! Do You Have an Emergency Disaster Kit for Your Pet?  Summertime ... It elicits memories and thoughts of great backyard barbeques and family and friends enjoying warm nights on decks and patios.  You can almost feel the mist and cool water of lawn sprinklers and swimmi...

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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  Protect Your Financial Health & Credit During COVID-19 ... Take These Steps Now  Your physical health and mental well-being must always be an important focus.  The grave challenges posed by the current COVID-19 crisis, make that even more true ...But it's not only your physical and mental healt...

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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 2020 Property Tax Relief Measures in Will County U.S. property owners, including those in the Chicagoland area, are currently facing real financial pressures in the face ...Why?  One reason is ... it's real estate property tax time across much of America. In many areas of our nation, property ta...

By Cheryl Bowers, Plainfield, Naperville, IL. Real Estate
(Bowers Realty Group LLC)
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Carillon, Homes for Sale in Plainfield, IL Carillon Real Estate Statistics Average Home Size: 1570 Average Property Taxes: 4569 Homes Listed: 203 Homes Sold: 105 Average Number of Days To Sell: 76 The above Plainfield real estate statistics were compiled by Bowers Realty Group based on homes lis...

By Cheryl Bowers, Plainfield, Naperville, IL. Real Estate
(Bowers Realty Group LLC)
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Grande Park, Homes for Sale in Plainfield, IL Grande Park Real Estate Statistics Average Home Size: 2917 Average Property Taxes: 11075 Homes Listed: 194 Homes Sold: 66 Average Number of Days To Sell: 81 The above Plainfield real estate statistics were compiled by Bowers Realty Group based on hom...

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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 Appraisal Waivers: What are They? Who's Eligible? Many changes surrounding residential appraisals have occurred recently.  Some have come as a response to the challenges presented by Covid-19.  Others were put into place prior to our facing current viral challenges.  In this article, I address o...

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 Forbearance: The Who, What, When, Where & How  No one knowingly buys a home envisioning that financial hardships lie ahead ... Yet hardships and challenges come even when planning and preparations have been made.   Those are the circumstances that many American homeowners now find thems...

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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 This is the Perfect Year to Start YourContainer Vegetable & Fruit Garden This Spring of 2020 seems like the perfect time to plan and start a vegetable or fruit garden ... Providing yourself a ready-source of fresh vegetables and fruits meets the challenges currently found upon entering grocery s...

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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  Adopt a Winning Mindset If Preparing for Mortgage Financing  Springtime means just one thing to countless millions of people like myself ... The Masters Golf Tournament ... The delay of this year's 2020 tournament left golf fans with a void to fill until fall.   But thankfully, last year's Mast...

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 Declutter & Donate in the Age of COVID-19   Millions of Americans have been ordered to stay at home during the COVID-19 crisis.  Many have taken advantage of some of their time while at home to clean, declutter, and organize their homes.   The process of doing so obviously minimizes 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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 Chicagoland & Surrounding Northern Illinois County Offices:Update on Services The COVID-19 outbreak has presented many challenges for all real estate professionals on many fronts ...   One of those challenges has surrounded just WHO is still functioning and providing supportive services for tran...

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 Decide: Is Refinancing the Right Decision for You?  Because of ongoing events and the current low-interest rates being seen, many homeowners are contacting me and asking ...   "Would a Refinance of my present mortgage be a smart move?" My answer to them is typically, "Well, it depends."It...

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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  Addressing the Chicago-Area Housing Shortage: Can New Construction Be an Answer?  There's a home inventory shortage currently being experienced in the Chicagoland area, just as there is all across the U.S.  A recent report shared in Crain's Chicago Business proves that to be true, as it states ...

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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  Sheltering-in-Home? All Stocked Up?What You Can Do Next  The current coronavirus scare has many cities, states, and our entire nation declaring a "shelter-in-place" or lockdown of many businesses and services.  We're all having to learn how to navigate the stresses and challenges the virus has ...

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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  Your Savings & Down Payment Secret Weapon:Your Tax Refund   Socking away money for any reason is no small fete these days ...    But when the savings are for the purchase of a home, especially if your first home, the act of saving money can seem even more challenging ... and take on an even hig...

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 You Need to Know About Financial Markets and the Mortgage Process The speed and ferocity with which the financial markets have been moving as of late have been mind-boggling ...   Even consumers that are typically only casual observers of the financial markets, not participants in them, 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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  Arriving Summer of 2020:  The New FICO 10 Scoring ModelHere's What to Expect ...  Hotter temperatures aren't the only thing that will soon be rolling in.  A hot new FICO Scoring model will also make its entrance at some point during the upcoming summer months ... A new credit scoring model isn'...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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Who I call “My Most Valued Partner In Crime” my Irene Coleman, who helps me in so many countless ways in managing the Shelter we serve, simply does not like it when our Guys awake to the News on television.  She says “this is such a bad habit and just not good for them!”   Well, this morning 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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   Refinancing ... is it right for me?  How to find out ...   There are many factors that influence the rise and fall of mortgage interest rates ...Case in point, right now the fear of a global coronavirus outbreak has the markets in a tither and that anxiety has resulted in lower and fluctuating...

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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 Low Housing Levels = Fast-Paced Housing Market   You don't have to look far to find headlines that report about the housing shortage that many U.S. housing markets are currently experiencing.  They're everywhere. One reads, "Housing inventory falls to a two-year low".  Another reveals,  "For-Sal...

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