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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
  The Businessperson's Pot O' Gold:Testimonials and Referrals Testimonials and referrals ... as a businessperson, it just doesn't get any better than receiving them, right? Neither are ever a given, no matter how well-deserved.  And in this busy world, they can be hard to come by.  Clients (even ...
 Do You Really REALLY Love that Home? A statement I often hear from my new mortgage clients is ...  "I found a house!  I just love it!"I think that's exactly what you should hear from clients searching for a home.  A home that will house their life ... and probably represents the single-most expe...
  Choosing Your Loan Officer:Don't Short-Change Yourself The act of obtaining a mortgage has become a deeply personal and individualized pursuit. In its present form, it has little in common with mortgage applications of the past.Because of that fact, the act of choosing a Mortgage Originator/Len...
  March 2nd & 3rdAnnual "Manhattan Irish Fest" Manhattan, IL is my hometown.  It's located in the heart of Will County, IL.  It's a town proud of its history, its present and future ... and deep Irish roots ... Residents will proudly tell you that Manhattan is the home of the "Manhattan Irish Fes...
  Avoid "Mortgage Approval-Ivy". Don't Make These Mortgage Mistakes When our boys were little, we decided to construct a home in the Lincoln-Way Area of the Chicago Southland.  When choosing a lot to build on, we visited subdivision after subdivision in the area.   After deciding on the subdivisi...
  HOW and HOW MUCH Late Mortgage Payments Can Hurt You  From client info, applications, communications, mortgage industry news, marketing ideas, to social media and more, it seems like I'm reading all the time these days.  The gathering (and sharing) of info is vitally important for an LO.  But a...
  Selling & Buying a Home at the Same Time? It Can Be Much Like Juggling   The definition of juggling is ...  A continuous tossing into the air and catching  (of a number of objects) so as to keep a minimum  of one in the air while handling the others ...   For those trying to sell a home while b...
 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...

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