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21 Mar 2019
| 4 min read

What's the minimum credit score I need to buy a home in 2019?

Question: What is the minimum credit score I need to buy a home in 2019 and qualify for a mortgage? I have talked to several loan officers and realtors, and they all tell me different things.

By Calvin
20 Mar 2019
| 6 min read

Get tax relief from the Cook County Homeowner Exemption

One of the woes of owning a home in Cook County is the property tax bill installments due every March and August. But there’s some good news - you might be able to qualify for a tax relief exemption. ...

15 Mar 2019
| 6 min read

VA disability benefits for buying a home

If you’re receiving VA disability or are a disabled veteran, you have a few financial benefits you can take advantage of, including VA disability income. But are you aware of the VA disability benefit...

13 Mar 2019
| 5 min read

Homes in the Chicago suburbs for less than $250,000

We talk quite a bit on buying a home within Chicago city limits, but what if you take a look just outside of the city? When you stretch your home search into the suburbs, you’ll notice significant and...

By Calvin
12 Mar 2019
| 2 min read

Ask the Underwriter: Does FHA really allow you to buy a home with only a $100 down payment?

I'm making it easier for everyone to understand how the mortgage process works! As part of my brand new "Ask the Underwriter" feature, I'll be posting your questions and my answers each week. Want to ...

By Calvin

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