Category Archives: homebuying

How Do VA Loans Work

The Veteran Loans, or VA loans, lending program is an incredibly useful tool if you have a military background or are the spouse of someone who has been in service. Tens of millions of service members have been able to … Continue reading

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Own vs Rent: How Much Home Can You Purchase For $1000/$1500/$2000 a Month?

  There is a common misconception that renting is cheaper than buying, which is why so many people, particularly younger, choose to rent rather than buying. However, the statistics show that on average, the monthly payment that people tend to … Continue reading

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What to Expect During the Home Loan Process

So you’ve decided that you are sick and tired of renting and now is the perfect time to buy a home, the only problem is that you don’t have the money to buy it outright. Don’t worry, in today’s economic … Continue reading

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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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5 Homebuying Tips for Building Your New House

It’s an exciting time for you and your family. You’ve decided to build a new house instead of buying an existing one. For the first time, your new home is going to have every feature and detail you’ve ever wanted. … 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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Key Advantages of Getting a Home Loan From a Non-Bank Lender

In 2016, non-bank lenders grabbed a bigger share of the home loan market than banks. Even though banks had a healthy 44% share of the loan market, non-bank lenders did even better with a 47% share. These statistics reflect a … Continue reading

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Tips and Tricks on How to Buy a Home in a Hurry

Buying a home is a journey, but sometimes you can’t afford to patiently see it through. What do buyers do when they’re relocating or need to be out before their lease is up?  We’ll teach you great shortcuts like getting … Continue reading

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Home Buying Tips New Buyers Need to Know

Buying your first home can be intimidating. Inspections, bids, choosing an agent or broker, closing costs – the process has a steep learning curve, and those that miss it often miss out on great deals.\r\n\r\nRight now mortgage rates remain near … Continue reading

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Buying a Home? Holiday Savings Tips from Your Chicago Mortgage Broker

If you’re saving up for that big down payment on your first home, you know how tough it can be to trim your expenses and stick to your budget. While scrimping and saving are rough-going all year round, it’s particularly … Continue reading

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