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Should you Buy an Investment Property?

Should you Buy an Investment Property?

Real estate can be a very profitable source of investment. Property values generally rise over time, giving owners equity and rental income at the same time. Owning an investment property is not without risks and challenges though. There are several facto

Aug 14, 2019 |

What’s More Important: Lower Home Prices or Mortgage Rates?

What’s More Important: Lower Home Prices or Mortgage Rates?

When buying a home, there are several factors that affect how much mortgage you can afford. Two of the most important are the property prices and current mortgage interest rates. Is it better to search for the absolute lowest rate or is it more helpful to

Jul 31, 2019 | Purchasing a Home Interest Rates

Energy Efficient Mortgage Program

Energy Efficient Mortgage Program

The federal government has aimed to help increase homeownership for decades. One of the Federal Housing Administration’s many programs to help Americans in their homeownership dreams is the Energy Efficient Mortgage program (EEM). Many homes, especi

Jul 17, 2019 | FHA Loans Government Loans

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July

We want to wish you a Happy Fourth of July! It is because of clients like you who believe in this great country and the dream of homeownership that we have reason to celebrate. "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men ar

Jul 03, 2019 | Mortgages

5 Tips for Buying an Investment Property in Illinois

Adding real estate to your investment portfolio can be a great asset… if done correctly. Buying a property to flip or rent out has different mortgage requirements than a primary residence. There are always hidden costs that need to be anticipated a

Jun 19, 2019 | Purchasing a Home

Benefits to Mortgage Debt

Benefits to Mortgage Debt

In order to buy a house, most Americans take on a mortgage loan. While debt is usually to be avoided if possible, when it comes to a mortgage there may actually be some financial benefits for borrowers. Liquidity If you dump all your extra funds into pa

Jun 05, 2019 | Debt Credit Mortgage