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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
 Don Quixote, Mortgages and Going With the Flow Do you remember the story of Don Quixote?  Or the Broadway play and musical, "Man of  La Mancha"?   If so, you probably remember it includes a windmill, a donkey, and some pretty great music.  But a brief synopsis I found condenses this classic's st...
 Borrower Expectations: Homeowners Insurance When Purchasing & Financing a Home  There are a lot of moving parts to know about and consider when purchasing a home and applying for a mortgage.  There's the mortgage application itself, the requests for information and documentation, the processing ...
  Mortgage Rates are Currently "Prime Day",  "Cyber Monday", and "Black Friday" Rolled Together  Serious shoppers make plans when looking for hot deals, especially around the holidays ...   Consider all that is done in their pursuit of the perfect gift and monetary savings: Conduct and save searc...
 Contract Provisions, Housing Supply, Mortgage Volume: Learning Juggling 101  Are you actively pursuing homeownership and out looking at homes with a realtor? If so, I'm sure your realtor has broached many topics with you already. There's a lot to know and stay informed of when buying and financi...
 The Year 2020 - Changes Affect Mortgages The year 2020 has been like no other ... In many ways, because of all the challenges and upheaval, time has felt like it was moving at a snail-like pace.  Frustratingly slow and perhaps at times, seemingly standing still.   Yet, here we.  It's September a...
 I Need a Mortgage. What Interest Rate Can I Get?  Multiple times a day, I hear the question ...  "What are the current interest rates" if  I want to buy or refinance a home? Oh boy ... Sounds like an easy question to ask a lender, doesn't it?  But in reality, it's not.  And that's a good and bad...
 Mortgage Processing Times Being Impacted by Busy Housing Markets  Read any media source ... social, news, printed or online ... and you quickly find multiple articles and reports regarding how busy the late-summer real estate market is in many housing markets across the country.  It's been a som...
 The Medicine That Cures During Mortgage Application? "ProActive"  I'm presently working with multiple self-employed mortgage applicants ... and as you would probably suspect, the process for these applicants is a bit more detailed in scope.Why?There are several reasons.  A few of those reasons a...
 Mortgage Application During COVID-19:The Need for Information and Documentation is Amplified   The weekend is often our family's opportunity to tackle errands.  That was true again this weekend.My wife had to stop at a store to pick up just one item.  The task was supposed to be a short one, so ...
 My Partner Has Poor Credit ... Is It Still Possible to Get a Mortgage? The topic of credit is an important one when it comes time to prepare and apply for a mortgage.  Questions surrounding every facet of credit arise during my initial conversations with prospective borrowers. The following is j...

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