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What Exactly is an FHA Loan?

Dealing with mortgages can get pretty confusing if you don’t know what each mortgage is There’s different requirements, rates, down payment amounts, etc. which can make you feel lost if you’re not getting that good of a grip on their definitions. FHA loans are mortgage loans insured by the Federal  Housing Administration.

Simply put, FHA loans typically have lower down payments and lower credit score requirements. Even if you have a credit score as low as 500, you can qualify for an FHA loan as long as you put down a larger down payment. Down payments can be a little as 3.5% […]

By |January 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is a VA Loan?

Figuring out which mortgage is best for you can get tough. Learning about your options and what you qualify for is important in order to be deemed eligible your journey. VA Mortgage Loans are guaranteed by the U.S Department of Veteran Affairs in order to provide financing for American veterans deemed eligible (or their surviving spouses).  The VA Loan itself has helped place over 20 million veterans and their families in better, affordable home financing situations.

Illinois VA Loan Limits

Wartime: This means that if you were serving during wartime, you must have served minimum 90 consecutive days on active duty.

Peacetime: Those […]

By |January 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Your Chicago Mortgage and Moving to Chicago

Chicago is a very intimidating area to begin with. So when you add in the fact that you’re actually looking to buy a home either in Chicago, or in it’s surrounding suburbs, finding a mortgage can get pretty overwhelming. (As if it wasn’t already!) Well, you’re either ready or almost ready and it’s time to narrow down your options. Chicago has a lot to offer so let’s learn a little more before we go on.

Chicago itself has 77 different neighborhoods to choose from. There are as 14 counties including Cook County that make up the Greater Chicago Area. If that […]

By |January 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Your Very Important Checklist (Tips + What Not to Do)

Dealing with a mortgage is demanding on your part when you have to provide all the information. This checklist will help you be prepared for anything your mortgage broker or lender asks from you during the mortgage process. These are all the bits and pieces of information needed to determine your mortgage loan amount and rate. To make things simpler, the list is broken down into subcategories.

Property Information (THIS IS ONLY IF YOU ARE ALREADY A HOMEOWNER)
This includes your purchase agreement, MLS copy, listing contract (applicable if you are selling your current home), copy of your HUD-1 (applicable if you […]

By |January 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Mortgage Process Explained

Buying a home is enough stress to deal with. Many home-buyers have a hard time understanding what really happens when they get a mortgage loan. Dealing with a mortgage can be really intimidating, especially if this is going to be your first time dealing with a mortgage loan. Can you believe that understanding the mortgage process was what many considered the hardest part of buying a home? You’re not alone.
 

I always make sure my clients are sure of what is going on with their mortgage and let them know what is needed to  meet their financial goals. The mortgage loan process sounds […]

By |January 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments