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Mortgage, Credit, Real Estate info, plus details and local info pertaining to New Lenox, the Lincoln-Way Area, Will County, the Greater Chicagoland area, Illinois and Wisconsin
 Mortgage Escrow Accounts: What They Are & The Options You Have The topic of "borrowing power"  and questions surrounding "how much home I can buy" are raised almost immediately by prospective mortgage clients during our first conversation together ...  It's understandable and natural.  They're e...
  Did You Conduct a Year-End Review?  For many businesspersons, the end of one year and the beginning of the next signals the need for a year-end review.  And while I always conduct such a review of my own business, I typically don't share my findings publically.    But this year, I'm going to sp...
  First-Time Home Buyer: Is New Construction Your Dream?  There's a common thread running through much of the current real estate and economic news.  That thread connects, weaves, and embroiders a message regarding a severe inventory shortage found in many U.S. housing markets. I hear about the s...
  You Need to Put a Fantasy Team Together Years ago, I took part in a few Fantasy Football Leagues.  And yes, I said a few ... Admittedly, I'm a sports fanatic.  Just ask my wife.  I played basketball, football, and baseball in high school.  Participated in softball, basketball, and golf leagues ...
  Ready ... Set ... GO!"Get Organized" and Ready to Buy a Home Did you know that January is "Get Organized" (GO) month? Every January, since the inception of "Get Organized" Month in 2005, the National Association of Professional Organizers has highlighted and promoted the many benefits that can ...
  Don't Let the Equifax Breach Bite You at Tax Filing Time .. Protect Yourself Things move quickly in this era of the internet and social media.  Yesterday's news is quickly erased from our memories and replaced with today's headlines ...An example of this is last Fall's Equifax breach  (announce...
 The topic of Property Assessments (and taxes) are vitally important for Buyers to understand throughout every step of the buying and mortgage process ... from the choice of homes to view and consider for purchase, to mortgage pre-approval, to figuring escrows, to Closing.Choice of Lender is impo...
  Ice Skating Rinks and Facilities in Will County, IL2017/2018 If you live in the Will County region of Chicagoland (or are visiting), you probably received a fair quantity of fluffy white snow accompanied by a blast of frigid temperatures right before Christmas Day ... Winter has finally arrived...
  Head Over to the New Park 'N Bark Dog Park in Mokena These days, it seems like dogs are everywhere!   For good reason.  Did you know that ... Dog ownership has grown 29% over the last decade? Multiple-Dog households grew at an even faster rate? The growth in the number of Dog Owners far exceeds...
  Winter's Arrived!Make Sure You and Your Car are Prepared  Blustery, wintry winds have moved into the Chicagoland area over the last 24 hours ...   We knew we have been lucky with the unseasonably mild temperatures we've been experiencing.  And that it's only inevitable that cold weather and sno...

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