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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
 Buying or Refinancing a Home? Seek a Mortgage Originator that's a Good Conversationalist  Consider this scenario ...You've been invited to a party.  You don't know many people there.   You realize it's going to be a long boring party if you don't start to mingle and meet others.  So, you head-of...
TV Home Buying & Home Renovation Shows: Fact VS Fiction I just read yet another article on TV's home buying/home renovation reality shows.  This one focused on how these TV shows set the tone for real estate trends and expectations consumers have for real estate transactions. Trends ... buyer and...
 School Year 2017 - 2018: Mokena School District 159 Students Head Back to Class School will soon be back in session for children attending Mokena School District 159 schools, (the Mokena Meteors) … “Where Children are the First Priority” …  The first day of the 2017-2018 school year is slated fo...
   VA Loans:  Flex Your VA Benefit Muscle     Veterans of the U.S. Military - Armed Forces, through their active service provided to our country, become eligible for VA benefits.  One of those benefits is a home loan guaranty.     I've been honored to work with many Veterans during my years as a ...
 2017 - New School Year for New Lenox Public Schools, District #122  Citizenship ... Knowledge ... Excellence ... Pride ...Those are the words emblazoned on the New Lenox School District #122 crest.  For the 600+ teachers and staff of the District, they represent the focus, aspirations, and goals...
  Wire Fraud:   What you need to know prior to Application for Mortgage     An increased focus is being given to the topic of wire fraud these days ...  Rightfully so, as the number of stories of attempted and successful wire fraud and scams is on the rise.  On ActiveRain, a social media and blog...
 "Staging" Yourself and Your Finances for the Best Mortgage Available  Analogies are a tool I often use with my mortgage clients, as the comparisons and similarities showcased within my analogies deliver a bite-sized, more easily understood and digested method for my explanations ...  When utiliz...
 Part #2 of Game Plans & Options:Determining the "Best" Loan Type for You In Part 1 of this post, I likened my role as a Mortgage Originator to that of a coach on a sports team ... The goals are surely similar.  And some of the skills, responsibilities and aptitude demanded of each, including the...
 Mortgage Transactions Need Game Plans & Options Too  If you watch sports much (and admittedly, I do.  Just ask my wife), you've probably seen clipboards and playbooks in the hands of coaches on the sidelines. Those clipboards and playbooks hold the "game plan" for their team and their path to (h...
 Get Ready for "HomeReady" from Fannie Mae After years of warranted tightening of guidelines in the Mortgage Industry, there are some new changes taking place that help to "relax" some guidelines, as they pertain to Fannie Mae (Conventional Loans) ... Come mid-July, 2017, Fannie Mae's Automated U...

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