Archive for Mortgages

The Rent-to-Own Agreement and What to Expect

The possibility of changing housing markets and strict lending criteria make rent-to-own agreements a practical option for today’s potential homeowners. A rent-to-own agreement, or lease-purchase, is a binding agreement that prevents the owner from selling to any other buyers and locks in the price so that the current renters can eventually own the property for [Read More]

May 28, 2015 | Author: Courtney Rogers | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Mortgages

Get the Facts on All-in-One Mortgages

If you want to put more money toward your house payment, but also want to keep plenty of cash on-hand in case of an emergency, then an all-in-one mortgage might be a good option for you. A popular choice in England and Australia, the all-in-one mortgage is a fairly new option in the United States. [Read More]

April 28, 2015 | Author: Courtney Rogers | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Mortgages

Take the First-Time Home Buyer Plunge

You are looking around your small two bedroom apartment and realize the time has come to purchase your first home in Chicago. Now is perfect for you, the first-time home buyer, to find your dream home. Over the past five years, the numbers have shown that first-time buyers have been nearly absent from the housing [Read More]

March 12, 2015 | Author: Lauren Pond | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago, Locations, Mortgages, New Homes

Purchase a New Chicago Home Despite Student Loan Debt with These Tips

Student loan debt has become a major inhibiting factor for many Millennials trying to purchase their first home. The Project on Student Loan Debt says that about seven in 10 college students who graduated from public or private nonprofit colleges in 2013 had an average of $28,400 in debt. Even with this debt, more than [Read More]

February 28, 2015 | Author: Courtney Rogers | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Mortgages

Denied a Mortgage? Follow These Steps

With the stringent mortgage regulations currently in place, it’s not uncommon for home buyers to be denied a mortgage. In fact, according to the Federal Reserve, more than 14 percent of all mortgage applications were denied in 2013. If this has happened to you, it can be upsetting, but it’s important to not get discouraged. [Read More]

February 07, 2015 | Author: Courtney Rogers | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Mortgages

Home Financing Tips for First-Time Buyers

The U.S. economy is starting to pick back up, and in a recovering market, optimism spreads quickly meaning people will buy more frequently and readily. Specifically, people will be looking into real estate, as most major markets are finally returning to health. With home buying comes home financing, and a result of the real estate [Read More]

February 02, 2015 | Author: Bryan Nonni | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago, Homebuying Tips, Mortgages, New Homes
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