The Risk of House Flipping

House flipping is basically purchasing a house or property with the intent to sell it for a profit. However, there are a lot of decisions to make and it can get pretty complicated. House flipping is also very risky and depends on the real estate market. During a slow period, fixed-up homes can sit on ...

Luxury Home Trends

According to a study done by Trulia, marble baths and roof decks are in and BBQ’s and hardwood floors are out. Trulia analyzed words and phrases from two years’ worth of luxury listings (homes priced at least four times above median asking price) to see what features are trending and what is not. Some of ...

Heat Your Home for Less this Winter

1st Advantage Mortgage’s local Chicagoland market got its first big snowfall last weekend and as the winter season sneaks up on us we want to share with you some ideas to keep your home warm and your heating bill low. Every little bit of savings can help especially around the holidays.

What To Expect When Buying A Home

The housing market has seen a busy spring and we’re heading into an even busier summer. Homes are selling quickly and conditions are favorable for both homebuyers as well as home sellers. Mortgage interest rates remain low which has been an incentive for many potential homebuyers to enter the market. Home prices are rising which ...

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 ...

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