Moving From An Apartment To A Chicago House? Here’s What You Need To Remember About Your Lease

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The major problem that the vast majority of buyers will run into – especially when purchasing their first Chicago house – has to do with a lease agreement that is still active with their apartment complex at the time of the purchase. If you locate the perfect home in February but your lease isn’t over until August, you can’t be …

Should You Get Pre-Qualified Or Pre-Approved For Your New Chicago Home Purchase?

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Often times, home buyers can be disappointed when they find their hopeful Chicago home only to discover they are not able to get a mortgage to purchase the property. There are methods that potential buyers can use to ensure this does not happen to them. One of the options is to ensure you obtain a pre-qualification from your lender. It …

Should You Improve Your Chicago Home Before Selling Or Not?

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Selling your Chicago home is one of the most stressful things you’ll ever go through and one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. However, there’s a lot more to selling your home than just sticking a sign out in the front yard. Most likely, your home will need a little work before it is perfect. Therefore, you’ll have …

How To Successfully Use Your Down Payment to Achieve Your Chicago Home Buying Goals

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When you are considering purchasing a Chicago home, understanding the lending guidelines regarding a down payment is important. Here are a few key tips to consider: Gifting of a Down Payment There are some programs that will allow you to use a gift for your home down payment. However, before you assume this, make sure you talk to your loan …

YOU ARE PRE-APPROVED TO BECOME A HOMEOWNER! Now What?

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This is our fourth entry in our ‘Now What?’ blog series designed to help those people that want to become a Chicago homeowner, but have no idea what to do. You Are Pre-Approved To Become A Chicago Homeowner!  Now What? Once you have executed your plan and everything is up to snuff, your mortgage lender will issue a pre-approval letter.  …

YOUR MORTGAGE APPLICATION WAS DENIED! Now What?

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This is our third entry in our ‘Now What?’ blog series designed to help those people that want to become a Chicago homeowner, but have no idea what to do. Your Mortgage Application Was Denied!  Now What? Back in the day I was at a Brian Tracy seminar and I listened to him speak.  He is an extraordinary speaker and personal …

YOU SUBMITTED YOUR APPLICATION FOR HOMEOWNERSHIP! Now What?

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This is our second entry in our ‘Now What?’ blog series designed to help those people that want to become a Chicago homeowner, but have no idea what to do. Watch the video above and then read on below! You Submitted Your Application For Homeownership!  Now What?  You prepare for your next appointment.  You are going to gather and copy …

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YOU WANT TO BECOME A HOMEOWER, BUT YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO DO! Now What?

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This is our first entry in our ‘Now What?’ blog series designed to help those people that want to become a Chicago homeowner, but have no idea what to do. Check out the quick video above as Kurt introduces the series and then read on below. You Want To Become A Homeowner, But You Have No Idea What To Do!  …

Tired of Waiting for Summer? 3 DIY Projects That Will Keep You Busy Until the Weather Warms Up

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Do you find yourself staring out the window, longing for an early sunrise, hot days and late evenings? With spring just around the corner, it might feel like summer is a lifetime away. However, the good news is that you can be productive around your Chicago home while you wait for summer to arrive. Let’s take a quick look at …

Current Servicemember or Veteran? 4 Reasons Why a VA Home Loan Is an Excellent Choice

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Are you current or former member of the US military service who is looking to buy a new Chicago home? If so, you will be pleased to know that there are some special mortgage programs that are open to you. Let’s take a look at five reasons why a mortgage backed by the Department of Veterans Affairs is an excellent …