Last updated: May 26, 2020If you, like so many Americans today, find yourself unable to make your house payments and are seeking mortgage relief, you should know that the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act gives individuals with federally owned or federally backed mortgages a right to forbearance. But what is forbearance…

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Last updated: May 26, 2020If you’ve been thinking about buying a home for a while and can afford a down payment, now might be the time to start looking for your dream home. Interest rates are at a historic all-time low right now and moving towards a buyers market. One of the best opportunities for…

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Rising property taxes is a frustrating fact of life in Chicago and greater Cook County. However, the City and County’s rising debt has caused politicians to increase real estate taxes to solve city and county’s budget woes. Even worse, county assessor’s valuation methodology has come under increasing scrutiny. Savvy homeowners need to understand how the…

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Last updated: October 27, 2019Homes that are financially within reach for first-time buyers are often in need of updates. Fortunately, there are a number of home-loan products that offer an affordable financing solution by allowing rehab costs to be included in mortgage payments. “Fixer-uppers provide an opportunity for homeowners to get into a home, make…

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