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By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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 The Year 2020 - Changes Affect Mortgages The year 2020 has been like no other ... In many ways, because of all the challenges and upheaval, time has felt like it was moving at a snail-like pace.  Frustratingly slow and perhaps at times, seemingly standing still.   Yet, here we.  It's September a...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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 I Need a Mortgage. What Interest Rate Can I Get?  Multiple times a day, I hear the question ...  "What are the current interest rates" if  I want to buy or refinance a home? Oh boy ... Sounds like an easy question to ask a lender, doesn't it?  But in reality, it's not.  And that's a good and bad...

By Steve Roake, Get Moving With Steve
(The Freedom Group - Keller Williams Realty Infinity)
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It's so important to find that special someone who will catch the very best details of your wedding. A photographer is an intimate partner in any wedding ceremony and they've got to be GREAT. Here's a list of the top photographers in our area. Neil Gates Photographyneilgatesphotography.com(630) 4...

By Steve Roake, Get Moving With Steve
(The Freedom Group - Keller Williams Realty Infinity)
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Plainfield Home Statistics August 2020 Home Prices are Up (vs August 2019)Average Sales Price - $295,657 (+7.4% )Median Sales Price - $265,000 (+6%)Home prices are poised to keep rising as interest rates remain near historic lows. Buyer demand doesn't seem to be impacted by employment numbers.  I...

By Steve Roake, Get Moving With Steve
(The Freedom Group - Keller Williams Realty Infinity)
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Are you looking to sell your home? Now is always a great time to sell as we can't go back in time to a better time and we can't reliably predict the future! Whether or not the deck is stacked in favor of sellers or buyers, it all tends to even out as most people still need a place to live. Here's...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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 The Medicine That Cures During Mortgage Application? "ProActive"  I'm presently working with multiple self-employed mortgage applicants ... and as you would probably suspect, the process for these applicants is a bit more detailed in scope.Why?There are several reasons.  A few of those reasons a...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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 Mortgage Application During COVID-19:The Need for Information and Documentation is Amplified   The weekend is often our family's opportunity to tackle errands.  That was true again this weekend.My wife had to stop at a store to pick up just one item.  The task was supposed to be a short one, so ...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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 My Partner Has Poor Credit ... Is It Still Possible to Get a Mortgage? The topic of credit is an important one when it comes time to prepare and apply for a mortgage.  Questions surrounding every facet of credit arise during my initial conversations with prospective borrowers. The following is j...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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  Self-Employed? What You Need to Know if Financing a Home As of June 11, 2020, changes in the processing of SELF-EMPLOYED borrowers have been implemented by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac ...Why?The financial impact meted out by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Uncertainty has befallen many businesses and re...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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 Navigating a COVID-19-Era Mortgage Transaction Successfully A few weeks back, I wrote an article regarding the need for homebuyers to adopt the right mindset and being ready to "go to work" when approaching, preparing, and entering the home buying process ...   Over the last few weeks that advic...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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 Summertime is Finally Here! Do You Have an Emergency Disaster Kit for Your Pet?  Summertime ... It elicits memories and thoughts of great backyard barbeques and family and friends enjoying warm nights on decks and patios.  You can almost feel the mist and cool water of lawn sprinklers and swimmi...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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  Protect Your Financial Health & Credit During COVID-19 ... Take These Steps Now  Your physical health and mental well-being must always be an important focus.  The grave challenges posed by the current COVID-19 crisis, make that even more true ...But it's not only your physical and mental healt...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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 2020 Property Tax Relief Measures in Will County U.S. property owners, including those in the Chicagoland area, are currently facing real financial pressures in the face ...Why?  One reason is ... it's real estate property tax time across much of America. In many areas of our nation, property ta...

By Cheryl Bowers, Plainfield, Naperville, IL. Real Estate
(Bowers Realty Group LLC)
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Carillon, Homes for Sale in Plainfield, IL Carillon Real Estate Statistics Average Home Size: 1570 Average Property Taxes: 4569 Homes Listed: 203 Homes Sold: 105 Average Number of Days To Sell: 76 The above Plainfield real estate statistics were compiled by Bowers Realty Group based on homes lis...

By Cheryl Bowers, Plainfield, Naperville, IL. Real Estate
(Bowers Realty Group LLC)
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Grande Park, Homes for Sale in Plainfield, IL Grande Park Real Estate Statistics Average Home Size: 2917 Average Property Taxes: 11075 Homes Listed: 194 Homes Sold: 66 Average Number of Days To Sell: 81 The above Plainfield real estate statistics were compiled by Bowers Realty Group based on hom...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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 Appraisal Waivers: What are They? Who's Eligible? Many changes surrounding residential appraisals have occurred recently.  Some have come as a response to the challenges presented by Covid-19.  Others were put into place prior to our facing current viral challenges.  In this article, I address o...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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 Mortgage Forbearance: The Who, What, When, Where & How  No one knowingly buys a home envisioning that financial hardships lie ahead ... Yet hardships and challenges come even when planning and preparations have been made.   Those are the circumstances that many American homeowners now find thems...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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 This is the Perfect Year to Start YourContainer Vegetable & Fruit Garden This Spring of 2020 seems like the perfect time to plan and start a vegetable or fruit garden ... Providing yourself a ready-source of fresh vegetables and fruits meets the challenges currently found upon entering grocery s...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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  Adopt a Winning Mindset If Preparing for Mortgage Financing  Springtime means just one thing to countless millions of people like myself ... The Masters Golf Tournament ... The delay of this year's 2020 tournament left golf fans with a void to fill until fall.   But thankfully, last year's Mast...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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  How to Declutter & Donate in the Age of COVID-19   Millions of Americans have been ordered to stay at home during the COVID-19 crisis.  Many have taken advantage of some of their time while at home to clean, declutter, and organize their homes.   The process of doing so obviously minimizes the ...

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