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18 Apr 2019
| 7 min read

Get down payment help with Chicago’s Home Buyer Assistance Program

Chicago’s Home Buyer Assistance Program is making homeownership easier in Cook County. Not only can you use this grant for down payment assistance in Chicago, but you can also use it towards closing c...

12 Apr 2019
| 7 min read

Should I use my retirement savings to buy a home?

“I’m buying a home and planning on putting 5% down. But would it be better to take money from my retirement savings and put more money down?" We hear this question quite often. Many home buyers wonder...

By Calvin
02 Apr 2019
| 4 min read

Looking at apartments in Chicago? Don't overlook Andersonville.

There are plenty of charming northside Chicago neighborhoods you can choose to buy a home in, but none are as eccentric and welcoming as Andersonville. If you're looking at apartments in Chicago, Ande...

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

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