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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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                                           Less Debt + Low Interest Rates = More Buying Power:                                                    A Winning Equation                                                                           In marketplaces where high demand for home buying is coupl...

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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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 VA's IRRL Refinance Loan is Simple, Easy, & Beneficial for Veterans  It sounds like an obvious.  Elementary too ...   A loan program's primary mission should be:  Make life better and easier for the consumer(s) utilizing it. If that's the goal, then the VA (Veteran's Administration) has nai...

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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 Don Quixote, Mortgages and Going With the Flow Do you remember the story of Don Quixote?  Or the Broadway play and musical, "Man of  La Mancha"?   If so, you probably remember it includes a windmill, a donkey, and some pretty great music.  But a brief synopsis I found condenses this classic's st...

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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 Borrower Expectations: Homeowners Insurance When Purchasing & Financing a Home  There are a lot of moving parts to know about and consider when purchasing a home and applying for a mortgage.  There's the mortgage application itself, the requests for information and documentation, the processing ...

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 Rates are Currently "Prime Day",  "Cyber Monday", and "Black Friday" Rolled Together  Serious shoppers make plans when looking for hot deals, especially around the holidays ...   Consider all that is done in their pursuit of the perfect gift and monetary savings: Conduct and save searc...

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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 Contract Provisions, Housing Supply, Mortgage Volume: Learning Juggling 101  Are you actively pursuing homeownership and out looking at homes with a realtor? If so, I'm sure your realtor has broached many topics with you already. There's a lot to know and stay informed of when buying and financi...

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 Year 2020 - Changes Affect Mortgages The year 2020 has been like no other ... In many ways, because of all the challenges and upheaval, time has felt like it was moving at a snail-like pace.  Frustratingly slow and perhaps at times, seemingly standing still.   Yet, here we.  It's September a...

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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 I Need a Mortgage. What Interest Rate Can I Get?  Multiple times a day, I hear the question ...  "What are the current interest rates" if  I want to buy or refinance a home? Oh boy ... Sounds like an easy question to ask a lender, doesn't it?  But in reality, it's not.  And that's a good and bad...

By Steve Roake, Get Moving With Steve
(The Freedom Group - Keller Williams Realty Infinity)
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By Steve Roake, Get Moving With Steve
(The Freedom Group - Keller Williams Realty Infinity)
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Plainfield Home Statistics August 2020 Home Prices are Up (vs August 2019)Average Sales Price - $295,657 (+7.4% )Median Sales Price - $265,000 (+6%)Home prices are poised to keep rising as interest rates remain near historic lows. Buyer demand doesn't seem to be impacted by employment numbers.  I...

By Steve Roake, Get Moving With Steve
(The Freedom Group - Keller Williams Realty Infinity)
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Are you looking to sell your home? Now is always a great time to sell as we can't go back in time to a better time and we can't reliably predict the future! Whether or not the deck is stacked in favor of sellers or buyers, it all tends to even out as most people still need a place to live. Here'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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 The Medicine That Cures During Mortgage Application? "ProActive"  I'm presently working with multiple self-employed mortgage applicants ... and as you would probably suspect, the process for these applicants is a bit more detailed in scope.Why?There are several reasons.  A few of those reasons a...

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 Application During COVID-19:The Need for Information and Documentation is Amplified   The weekend is often our family's opportunity to tackle errands.  That was true again this weekend.My wife had to stop at a store to pick up just one item.  The task was supposed to be a short one, so ...

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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 My Partner Has Poor Credit ... Is It Still Possible to Get a Mortgage? The topic of credit is an important one when it comes time to prepare and apply for a mortgage.  Questions surrounding every facet of credit arise during my initial conversations with prospective borrowers. The following is j...

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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  Self-Employed? What You Need to Know if Financing a Home As of June 11, 2020, changes in the processing of SELF-EMPLOYED borrowers have been implemented by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac ...Why?The financial impact meted out by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Uncertainty has befallen many businesses and re...

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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 Navigating a COVID-19-Era Mortgage Transaction Successfully A few weeks back, I wrote an article regarding the need for homebuyers to adopt the right mindset and being ready to "go to work" when approaching, preparing, and entering the home buying process ...   Over the last few weeks that advic...

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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 Summertime is Finally Here! Do You Have an Emergency Disaster Kit for Your Pet?  Summertime ... It elicits memories and thoughts of great backyard barbeques and family and friends enjoying warm nights on decks and patios.  You can almost feel the mist and cool water of lawn sprinklers and swimmi...

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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  Protect Your Financial Health & Credit During COVID-19 ... Take These Steps Now  Your physical health and mental well-being must always be an important focus.  The grave challenges posed by the current COVID-19 crisis, make that even more true ...But it's not only your physical and mental healt...

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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 2020 Property Tax Relief Measures in Will County U.S. property owners, including those in the Chicagoland area, are currently facing real financial pressures in the face ...Why?  One reason is ... it's real estate property tax time across much of America. In many areas of our nation, property ta...

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