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18 Jun 2019
| 11 min read

How to qualify for IHDA down payment assistance in Illinois

If you plan to purchase a home in Illinois, IHDA (Illinois Housing Development Authority) has down payment assistance programs to help you. These programs are geared toward helping first-time home buy...

13 Jun 2019
| 5 min read

Do I need homeowners insurance?

If you’re buying a home, refinancing, or about to pay off your mortgage, you’ve probably wondered if you need homeowners insurance. In most instances, your mortgage lender will require you to have hom...

06 Jun 2019
| 7 min read

How to get a DACA mortgage to buy a home

You want to buy a home, but the bank denied your mortgage application because you’re in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

31 May 2019
| 4 min read

What’s the difference between a down payment and closing costs?

Home buyers are often taken back when they find out they may need additional cash to cover their closing costs after they’ve already put up a significant amount of money for their down payment on a ho...

By Calvin
24 May 2019
| 5 min read

How to use a Gift Letter for a home down payment

A Gift Letter is an excellent way to get help with a down payment for your home. Only relatives are allowed to give you gift money, and your spouse or fiance are considered relatives for gifting purpo...

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