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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

Time to Downsize? Not for Baby Boomers

The baby boomer who’s itching to ditch the responsibility of a single-family home and move into an apartment – now, there’s a relatively rare bird. That may be something of a surprise, given the media reports and demographic prognostications that have painted an impression of a stampede of downsizing boomers into apartments, condos and town [Read More]

July 07, 2014 | Author: Chicago Tribune | Comments: Comments Off on Time to Downsize? Not for Baby Boomers | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Economy, Economy AOI

Illinois Mortgage Delinquencies Fall 27% in 2013

Five percent of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac-backed single-family mortgages in Illinois, or 68,000 loans, were delinquent at the end of 2013,  a sizable decline from last year but still higher than the national average. One-third of those past-due home loans were at least one year delinquent, according to a year-end report released Wednesday by [Read More]

April 03, 2014 | Author: Chicago Tribune | Comments: Comments Off on Illinois Mortgage Delinquencies Fall 27% in 2013 | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago, Economy

Green Home Could Result in a Larger Loan

Those solar panels or radiant-heated stone floors could help snag a larger home loan under legislation now pending in the U.S. Senate. The SAVE Act would require Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Housing Administration about 90 percent of the mortgage market to add energy efficiency to their underwriting policies. Mortgage lenders and appraisers [Read More]

August 11, 2013 | Author: Chicago Tribune | Comments: Comments Off on Green Home Could Result in a Larger Loan | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Economy AOI, Energy Efficient, Green Building AOI, Green Living, Mortgages

Fannie Mae Study Finds that Renters Aspire to Homeownership

Fannie Mae Study Finds that Renters Aspire to Homeownership was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area.

Fannie Mae finds that though renters are satisfied with their home arrangements, many still…

Fannie Mae Study Finds that Renters Aspire to Homeownership was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine – For the well-informed real estate professional, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area.

June 15, 2013 | Author: admin | Comments: Comments Off on Fannie Mae Study Finds that Renters Aspire to Homeownership | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Economy, Economy AOI

Consumer Confidence on Housing Reaches All-Time High

Consumer Confidence on Housing Reaches All-Time High was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area.

Consumer sentiment towards the housing market reached an all-time high in the Fannie Mae…

Consumer Confidence on Housing Reaches All-Time High was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine – For the well-informed real estate professional, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area.

June 13, 2013 | Author: admin | Comments: Comments Off on Consumer Confidence on Housing Reaches All-Time High | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Economy, Economy AOI, Featured

More Relief for Underwater Homeowners

Chicago new homes owners who are struggling with mortgages worth more than the value of their homes may soon receive some assistance from the Home Affordable Refinance Program also known as HARP. HARP was originally established in 2009 to assist homeowners with Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac loans who are current on their mortgage payments, [Read More]

January 14, 2013 | Author: Kevin B. Morrow | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Green Building AOI, Mortgages
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