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26 Mar 2019
| 6 min read

Chicagoans are buying Logan Square apartments. What's it like to live there?

Even compared to neighborhoods like Wicker Park, Logan Square Chicago boasts a unique personality driven by local pride. You seem to get a little bit of everything there. It’s a blend of old fashioned...

By Calvin
22 Mar 2019
| 3 min read

What's an instant home loan approval?

The old (and unfortunately standard) mortgage process is far from consistent. Pre-approvals are just estimates, closing takes months, and you’re buried in paperwork. At NewCastle Home Loans, we’ve cha...

By Calvin
21 Mar 2019
| 5 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 told 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

How to use VA disability benefits to buy a home and save money

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...

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