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Some Hurdles Getting a Mortgage – True Story as of January 2011.

I have a buyer whose income varies from year to year due to commissions/bonuses and his wife just graduated from medical school and has been working full-time for 6 months but is paid by 1099 (independent contractor). They have credit scores in the mid to high- 700’s. They also own some rental property which was

Buying Short Sales in Chicago

Buying Short Sales in Chicago Real Estate. Foreclosures…Short Sales…Bank-Owned…What do these terms mean? Definition/Terms . Let me make it simple: Short Sale: When a homeowner has stopped making mortgage payments and is trying to sell their home which is worth LESS than what they owe on their mortgage(s) it is a SHORT SALE (the lenders are

Profile of a First-Time Buyer

About 12 years ago I had the privilege of helping what was for me the oldest first-time buyer of my career. She was 71 years old and had been renting the same apartment for the past 25 years. Her building was being sold and she had to make a decision about what she was going

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