Upgrade your Home with your Tax Refund

Instead of blowing your tax refund on shopping sprees or vacations why not invest your money back into your home. Your home is one of your largest assets so it is important to take care of your home so when it comes time to sell you will be in good shape to make a profit. ...

The 30 Year Fixed

A Strong Option in a Weak Economy If you have been weighing your options in the housing market you may want to make your decision to buy or refinance now while rates as well as home prices remain low. The 30-year fixed rate mortgage loan has long been the steady favorite of products offered to ...

What is Your Home Worth? The Truth About Appraisals

The first thing appraisers look at is the outside of the home. Curb appeal does matter, because the condition of the exterior of your house, including paint condition and the landscaping, directly reflects the interior of your home. A good looking lawn implies that the interior is taken care of as well. A common misconception ...

Labor Day

Labor Day has been a national holiday since 1894. It all began right here in Chicago with the strike by the American Railway Union at the Pullman Co.  After several innocent workers were killed President Grover Cleveland intervened and signed a law designating the first Monday in September, Labor Day. Labor Day is a day ...

How Can HARP 2.0 Help You?

The Home Affordable Refinance Program, also known as HARP 2.0, was released in March 2012 and gave borrowers an opportunity to refinance to a lower rate and save on their monthly mortgage costs. Before this program borrowers could owe no more than 125% of the value of their home. The new guidelines have no limit ...

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