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  Getting Married and Buying a Home = The Perfect Marriage        I've always enjoyed working with my First-Time Home Buyers.  Their enthusiasm is infectious ...         And I suppose I see a bit of myself buying my first home. Remembering that I probably felt much the same as they do now.  What ...
09/22/2014
  I Received a New Property Assessment.   What Do I Do?        As a Chicago-area Mortgage Lender, I've always been asked a lot of questions regarding Taxes and Property Assessments.  Property Taxes, and subsequently monthly tax escrow contributions, play a very important role in loan approvals/de...
09/18/2014
    I've been assisting home buyers for well over 37 years now.  Having started my career in a savings and loan, I've learned the mortgage business from the bottom up ... and inside out.  That pays-off for my borrowers, and it pays-off for my referral partners (such as yourself) too.    Mortgage...
09/17/2014
 2014 Fall Festivals, Pumpkin Farms, Hayrides & Halloween Venues in Will County, IL          This past week's cooler temperatures and falling leaves remind me that Fall ... and the Halloween holiday ... is just around the corner.  And pumpkins, corn mazes, haunted houses, scarecrows, spooky ghost...
09/15/2014
  Don't Assume You Know the Outcome of a Mortgage Consultation You've Never Had           As often happens, another's writings motivate me to write a post of my own.  That was the case with a post written by fellow-lender (CT) and ActiveRain member, Joe Petrowsky.  Joe's recent post entitled, "Go...
09/09/2014
It's True!  Programs DO Exist for Little or NO Money Down Financing          I've written in the past about dispelling rumors that persist about Down Payment Requirements needed to buy a home.  Frustratingly, I continue to hear from potential Home Buyers and others that believe the rumors to be ...
09/03/2014
  5 Reasons to Check Tax PINs Prior to the Signing of a Real Estate Contract      Seems like certain problems crop-up in bunches within my mortgage transactions.  Right now the issue that runs across my desk frustratingly often is incorrect PIN (tax) numbers on my Borrowers' real estate contracts...
08/28/2014
  "To Condo or Not to Condo" That Should Be the Question ...        As a Chicago-area Mortgage Lender, I never try to influence a Buyer as to the type of property they should or should not buy.  That's their personal choice ... and not my place.      But as their Mortgage Lender and Advisor, I DO...
08/26/2014
    Manhattan School Dist. 114 Students - School Year 2014-2015      School is back in session at Manhattan School District 114 schools (Manhattan, IL).  (For a full school year/downloadable calendar, click HERE.)      There are multiple schools within Manhattan School District 114.  They are: Wi...
08/25/2014
   The Many Ways Poor Credit Scores Cost You      A large percentage of the potential home-buyers I speak to have a basic knowledge of how credit scores influence the interest rate received when they finance their home purchase.  Most understand the basic principal:  The higher their credit score...
08/23/2014
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