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23 May 2018
| 1 min read

Closing on a mortgage in 12 days: transforming our loan process and technology

Can your "100% digital" mortgage company close a loan in 12 Days? At NewCastle, we can. Jim Quist and I have spent the last two years working with the best mortgage fintech companies to create an amaz...

19 May 2018
| 11 min read

Understanding the Loan Dashboard: NewCastle's Closing Plan

You completed your application, signed the application and disclosures, and now you are taken to a link to view your dashboard. Applying for a mortgage doesn’t have to be chaotic. There are a ton of s...

18 May 2018
| 5 min read

Buying a home in Bucktown, Chicago

Bucktown is often considered one and the same with Wicker Park, which we covered in our first Chicago neighborhood series. The neighborhood sits east of Logan Square, directly north of Wicker Park, an...

By Calvin
15 May 2018
| 7 min read

Leaving home: Why I created RISE in Chicago

The Pacific Northwest has always been home to me, save for a few short stints in places like Santa Monica and Boston for work and school. I had opened my first company in the PNW. It’s where I learned...

12 May 2018
| 7 min read

Should I take money from my 401(k) to make a bigger down payment on my home?

“I’m buying a home and planning on putting 5% down. But would it be better to take money from my 401(k) and put 10% down instead?” We hear this question quite often. Many home buyers are under the imp...

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