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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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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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10 Tips for Potential Homebuyers

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. Right now mortgage rates remain … 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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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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