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By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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  Newsletter      Friend ... The extremely hot weather we've been experiencing makes it hard to believe ... but kids will be heading back to school soon.It's a time of preparation, as a result of this fact. Whether you're moving to a new home in a new school district, shopping for school supplies...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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Closing Cost Options That Help Buy or Sell a Home          The accumulation of a Down Payment is often a First-Time Homebuyer's  primary focus once the decision to buy has been made.  Monetarily and mentally, the down payment becomes the one central goal they focus on ...       So when I raise qu...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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New Lenox School District #122 Students Head Back to School for 2016 - 2017             The summer is flying by!        It's hard to believe, but kids in New Lenox School District 122 (Pre-School through 8th Grade) will soon be heading back to school.      The first day of the 2016-2017 school ye...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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Wedding Gift Registries: Thinking Outside the Gift Box       A recent post entitled "Crowdfunding your down payment?",  written by fellow ActiveRain member, Alan May (Coldwell Banker Residential, Evanston, IL) raised the topic of:     Engaged couples establishing a Wedding Gift Registry for the p...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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The Scoop on Down Payments:They Don't Need to be 20%           It seems like a lifetime ago, but in actuality, it’s only been (approximately) 8 years since our nation’s housing crisis began …     Since that time, there has been a tightening of Mortgage Underwriting Standards.  Much needed, as it’...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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What's YOUR Personal Breakeven Point? Renting VS Buying       Do a Google Search.  Type in "home buying fears".  See all the pages of articles that pop-up addressing the topic and the many reasons you should or should not be fearful ...       Home evaluation is often mentioned within the context ...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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Friend!Our country will be celebrating its independence over the upcoming weekend. Monday is the 4th of July! Where will you enjoy fireworks?  If in the Will County area, I hope you'll consider viewing from one of the county's many communities hosting this year.  Click HERE to view a list of opti...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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4th of July Fireworks and Celebrations in Will County - 2016      The skies across Will County will be lit-up with fireworks, the streets will be filled with marching bands and floats, and exciting celebrations of all kinds will be taking place during the upcoming 4th of July weekend ...     Ther...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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For Current Rate Locks & Refinancing: There's No Rule of Thumb      I'm working with a young couple that is currently obtaining financing for a newly constructed home (started the process in February this year).  During the last week, we reached the important step in their financing where we want...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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Will County Farmers Markets - Summer 2016      I married a farm girl ... a very proud "Farmer's Daughter" ...      Because of that fact, each year I share current info regarding all the many Farmer's Markets held throughout the growing season in Will County, IL.        Many residents (and visitor...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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Will County’s Pools, Splash Parks, and Waterparks - Summer 2016 Kids in Will County and across our nation are out of school for the summer and that finds many parents dealing with the age-old problem of "how to keep 'em busy" in healthy and positive ways.       Swimming classes, waterparks, and s...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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  Friends ... According to the U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs ... "Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dea...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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How Do You Turn Your Dream of Buying into Reality? Through Preparation   “Plan for what it is difficult while it is easy, do what is great while it is small.”   -  Sun Tzu       Who doesn't like looking at beautiful homes?      Who can resist the temptation of imagining themselves living in those...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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  Choosing Your Neighborhood When You Buy          Not too long ago, my wife received a call from one of our neighbors.  The neighbor was asking Marilyn to come over immediately, as she had cut herself and needed help.       She wanted to know first though ... could Marilyn see blood, apply a but...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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               Can I Sell and Buy a Home at the Same Time?                                  What You Need to Know          Back in the late 70's when I started in mortgages, it was fairly commonplace to have "domino" closings take place.  That meaning multiple buying/selling transactions, each de...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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How Prepared are You?       The question above is a timely one.  Why?  We're entering Tornado Season again in the Chicagoland area ...      Did you know ...  In an average year, 1200 tornadoes are reported? That a tornado has the capability to lift 20-tons? The winds of a tornado are clocked at 2...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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Mortgage Change With Real Impact:FHA to Loosen Standard Regarding Student Loans        In recent months, it appears that mortgage lending practices are trending in favor of Borrowers ...          This is great news after years of restrictive guidelines implemented as a result of the mortgage cris...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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 Friend: If you go on Facebook*, you don't have to be there long before you run into an opportunity to take a quiz ... or see a friend posting the results of a quiz they took.  They're extremely popular right now. Admittedly, some of the quizzes you see are kind of silly or obviously for entertai...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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                        2 Simple Steps That Will Help You                               Avoid Problems During the                      Buying and Financing of Your Home          There's an old saying that I heard frequently while awaiting the birth of my children ...          "Babies rarely arriv...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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Beyond Down Payment: What Will My Mortgage Closing Costs Be?  When I first speak with new mortgage clients … especially those that are first-time home buyers … there's often a bit of confusion regarding what costs will be involved in the obtaining of their loan.After I've spent some time with the...

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