Category Archives: first time homebuyer

Preparing Your Home for the Chicago Snow

Whether you recently received pre-approval as a first-time homebuyer, or are simply relocating to the Chicago area from a warmer climate, there are several things you should know about weather-proofing your home. Chicago winters can be brutal, but also incredibly … Continue reading

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5 Homebuying Mistakes That Can Sabotage Your Retirement

When people think of their retirement, they sometimes forget to consider some of the most important people who can have a direct impact on it. Not their kids, other relatives, or even the people who manage their savings, but the … Continue reading

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TaxSmart Mortgage Credit Certificate Program

TaxSmart is a Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) program that provides a federal income tax credit to qualified homebuyers. A tax credit is a direct reduction of taxes due. Under the program, a homebuyer would receive a MCC to reduce income … Continue reading

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