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08 Aug 2019
| 3 min read

Ukrainian Village’s historic character keeps attracting homeowners

Ukrainian Village manages to do what many Chicago neighborhoods can’t - accept change while keeping its original culture and traditions intact. In fact, the neighborhood requires approval from Chicago...

By Calvin
18 Jul 2019
| 3 min read

What are prepaid items on a mortgage?

Prepaid items on your mortgage sound like they should be straight forward. But you’re not alone if you’re a little puzzled when you review your closing disclosures or loan estimate. The documents look...

By Calvin
12 Jul 2019
| 4 min read

How and when to use mortgage points to lower your interest rate

You’re bound to come across mortgage points as you dive into the down payment and monthly costs of your home loan. Mortgage points can be confusing. They reduce your monthly mortgage rate, but they co...

By Calvin
28 Jun 2019
| 9 min read

Time to buy in the sunshine state? The Florida housing market is hot.

Are you considering buying a home in Florida? Whether your new Florida home will be your primary residence, a vacation rental, or an investment for your retirement, now might be the right time to buy.

By Calvin
27 Jun 2019
| 3 min read

Can I qualify for a mortgage if I'm employed through a staffing agency?

Question: "My mortgage loan officer is telling me I can't get a loan regardless of my full-time employment at a major shipping company and solid income, because, technically, I'm employed by a staffin...

By Calvin

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