Category Archives: homebuyer

How to Overcome the 5 Biggest Obstacles in the Homebuying Process

While housing prices continue to rise across the nation, first-time homebuyers are facing daunting challenges throughout the homebuying process from a booming housing market that also has its downside. Here are 5 big obstacles you can overcome as a first-time … Continue reading

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Top 5 Arguments Couples Should Avoid During the Homebuying Process

Buying a house together is a huge step for couples to take. It represents one of the largest purchases they will make in their lifetime, and a financial commitment that could span 20 or 30 years. In December 2017, the … Continue reading

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Larger Loan Limits in 2018

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that the maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2018 will increase. In most of the country, the 2018 maximum loan limit for one-unit properties (for single-family homes) will be … Continue reading

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Renting Versus Buying: What Can You Afford?

Are you entertaining the idea of buying a house? You’re probably tired of renting, but unsure if you can really afford a house. Find out if it’s better to buy or rent, and what’s more suitable for you before you … Continue reading

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Why Buying a Home in Chicago Is Great for Young Couples

Young people and millennials like living and working in bigger cities like Chicago because there are lots of things to do and see. Once they decide to take their relationships to the next level and start cohabitating or decide to … Continue reading

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What to Look for in a Potential Home for Expecting Parents

You’ve learned you’re expecting a child. The registry is set up and everything is in order, or is it? You look around your current home and realize it’s just not the place you see this child growing up in. That’s … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Home Buyer’s Checklist

Buying a home is one of the most important investments you will make in your life. It can seem like an overwhelming process, but going in prepared will not only allow you to find the perfect home, you will also … Continue reading

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12 Myths About Mortgages Everyone Thinks Are True

First-time home buyers often get their information second-hand from others who have already been in their shoes. Unfortunately, recycled information often gets passed along that is as much myth as it is factual. When it comes to getting a mortgage, … Continue reading

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Top Tips for Finding Your Dream Chicago Neighborhood

If you’ve decided to move to or within Chicago, one of your first steps will be to find the right neighborhood. However, this can be a daunting task, even if you’ve lived here your entire life. The good news is … Continue reading

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Should You Really Buy That Fixer-Upper?

When it comes to fixer-uppers, yours is not the only opinion that counts. Some mortgage providers have limits on what they will allow their money to go toward. That’s because they want to make sure you are making a sound … Continue reading

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