Step-By-Step Mortgage Guide – Overview of the Mortgage Process

Step-By-Step Mortgage Guide – Overview of the Mortgage Process

It’s impossible to be too prepared when buying a home, especially if you are a first time home buyer. Buying a house is probably the largest purchase you will ever make so it’s important to understand what to expect at every step in the process.

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How Not to Break the Bank This Holiday Season

How Not to Break the Bank This Holiday Season

With the amount of commercialism we’re bombarded with around the holidays, it’s tempting to splurge on all the latest gifts and gadgets, but doing so without a plan can get you in a sticky financial situation. This year, follow these five tips to help you celebrate the holidays without breaking the bank.

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IS A LAND TRUST THE ANSWER TO YOUR REAL ESTATE SITUATION?

IS A LAND TRUST THE ANSWER TO YOUR REAL ESTATE SITUATION?

An Illinois land trust can be an effective tool in the ownership, management and inheritance of real estate property within the state.

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Credit Report Tips

Credit Report Tips

At a minimum you should check your credit report at least once every 12 months. There are a lot of reasons to get it, and here are five.

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Why Fall Is The Best Time of Year to Buy a Home

Why Fall Is The Best Time of Year to Buy a Home

Fall is arguably the best time of year for many reasons. The weather becomes cooler, the leaves begin to change, football season begins, and pumpkin-flavored everything is in abundant supply. But there’s another great reason to love fall that might be less obvious…it’s the best time of year to purchase a home.

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Don’t Miss Out on Your Dream Home – Is a Bridge Loan Right For You?

Don’t Miss Out on Your Dream Home – Is a Bridge Loan Right For You?

Don’t Miss Out on Your Dream Home – Is a Bridge Loan Right For You?

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6 Mistakes First-Time Home Buyers Make

6 Mistakes First-Time Home Buyers Make

Buying a home is exciting, especially when you’re buying for the first time. In the midst of all of the excitement, it’s easy to become blinded by beautiful back-splashes, granite and quartz counter tops, hardwood floors, and fenced-in backyards. Keep yourself in check when home shopping and be mindful of these 6 mistakes First-Time Home Buyers may make.

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PREAPPROVAL AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

PREAPPROVAL AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

You’ve been searching online for just the right home, cruising neighborhoods looking for the “that’s it!” house and picturing yourself on your shady new porch. You know there’s plenty to do before you get to the really serious house hunting, but it’s hard to resist.

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