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7 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home

  • November 3, 2021
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If you want to increase the value of your home, these 7 top projects can make it happen. All renovations aren't created equal.

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Finance a Fixer-Upper with the FHA 203(k) Home Loan

  • October 27, 2021
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Finance a fixer-upper with the FHA 203k home loan and get all your renovation costs rolled into one mortgage payment. Find out how.

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Lower Your Mortgage Rate with the FHA Streamline Refinance

  • October 20, 2021
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The FHA streamline refinance is the fastest way to lower your payment and drop your mortgage rate. Find out if you qualify and start saving.

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Buying a Townhouse to Get an Affordable Mortgage

  • October 13, 2021
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Buying a townhouse is a smart move for first-time homebuyers who want an affordable mortgage. But is it the best fit for your lifestyle? Find out.

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Now Use Rental History to Get Approved for a Mortgage

  • October 6, 2021
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See how your rental history can help you get qualified for your best mortgage and a lower rate. Recent news is in your favor.

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Know When to Refinance an FHA Loan to a Conventional Loan

  • September 29, 2021
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Refinancing an FHA loan to a conventional loan could save you thousands of dollars. Find out the benefits and see if it's the best move.

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Apply Now–Mortgage Refinance Rates Hover at 3%

  • September 22, 2021
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Refinance rates are still at record lows with mortgage rates near 3% for qualified borrowers. Fast track your application and refinance now.

CONVENTIONAL MORTGAGES: PROS AND CONS AND GETTING APPROVED

Conventional Mortgages: Pros and Cons and Getting Approved

  • September 15, 2021
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Conventional mortgages have lower interest rates and better terms for qualified borrowers. But is it the best fit? Compare and decide.

How to Qualify for a Mortgage if You’re Self-Employed in Oakbrook Terrace, IL

How to Qualify for a Mortgage if You’re Self-Employed

  • September 8, 2021
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Everything you need to know to apply for a mortgage when you're self-employed. Know what to expect and how to qualify for the right mortgage.

How to Boost Your Credit Score and Save Money on Your Mortgage in Oakbrook Terrace, IL

Boost Your Credit Score and Save Money on Your Mortgage

  • September 1, 2021
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See how to boost your credit score in less than 60 days and save thousands on your next mortgage. Financial freedom is closer than you think.

Buying a House With a Friend or Relative: What to Know in Oakbrook Terrace, IL

Buying a House With a Friend or Relative: What to Know

  • August 25, 2021
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Learn the pros and cons of buying a house with a friend, when to apply for a joint mortgage, and how to get qualified.

Home Appraisals: What to Expect and Who Pays the Cost in Oakbrook Terrace, IL

Home Appraisals: What to Expect and Who Pays the Cost

  • August 18, 2021
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Home appraisals are typically required to qualify for a mortgage or refinance, but not always. Learn what to expect and how to prepare.

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