Category Archives: homebuying

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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14 Mortgage Blunders Home Buyers Make

Mortgages are complicated financial products, especially for folks with little experience in borrowing or dealing with banks. As a result, home buyers often make big mistakes that end up costing them big money over the life of their mortgage. To … Continue reading

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Steps to Ensure a Smooth Closing on Your New Home

Buying a new home can be as stressful as it is exciting. It helps to work with a Chicago loan broker who understands your anxiety and knows the ropes. However, the end goal needs to be addressed right from the … Continue reading

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The Cost of Waiting to Buy a Home

While you consider working with that Chicago mortgage company to apply for a home loan, housing prices are only going up. The cost of waiting to buy a home is enough to make you cringe. With interest rates at an … Continue reading

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