Archive for Mortgages

How Paying Additional Mortgage Payments Will Affect Your Taxes

Tax season is nearly here, and many people adopted new strategies during the month of December in the hopes that it would reduce their taxes. One of the most common ways that homeowners can reduce their taxes is by paying their January mortgage payment early. By paying a mortgage payment early, you will be able [Read More]

January 16, 2015 | Author: Courtney Rogers | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Education, Mortgages

New Mortgage Programs for Chicago First-Time Home Buyers

The challenge of saving for a down payment is a constant struggle for many first-time home buyers in Chicago. According to the Washington Post, the housing market is missing one specific group: young first-time home buyers. Realtors are commenting on the low numbers of this young generation that they are seeing in the marketplace. The [Read More]

December 23, 2014 | Author: Carol Morgan | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Economy, Education, Featured, Homebuying Tips, Locations, Mortgages, New Homes

Top Reasons to Kick off the New Year with a New Home

With 2014 quickly coming to a close, many Americans will be considering their goals and resolutions for the new year to come. As one of the largest investments most people will make in their lifetimes, purchasing a new home should be done with a lot of thought and careful planning. Recent reports from Freddie Mac [Read More]

December 16, 2014 | Author: Melissa Stocks | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Featured, Mortgages, New Homes

Should You Select an Adjustable Rate Mortgage?

Adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs) can be a great option for new home buyers in Chicago. However, it’s important to make sure that you fully understand this type of mortgage before selecting it. The new article “ When to Consider an Adjustable Rate Mortgage” on the Equifax Finance Blog explains what an ARM is and when [Read More]

December 12, 2014 | Author: Courtney Rogers | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Education, Homebuying Tips, Mortgages

Good Credit Best Practices from Equifax

If you will be purchasing a home at some point in the not-too-distant future, you know how important a good credit score is for obtaining financing and favorable terms on your mortgage. Follow these good credit best practices from the credit pros at the Equifax Finance blog, as explained in the recent article, “ Five [Read More]

October 30, 2014 | Author: Amanda Winters | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Mortgages

Helpful Tips When Shopping for a Home

For anyone who is beginning their new home search, especially first-time home buyers, the process can seem overwhelming. An added complication for Chicago buyers is knowing that homes do not stay on the market long.

October 28, 2014 | Author: Courtney Rogers | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago, Education, Mortgages, New Homes
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