Mortgage Preparation Steps

The process of buying a home can be lengthy, taking up to approximately  6 months. There are many steps that should be taken into consideration before taking on a mortgage. Check Your Credit Report and Credit Score. Lenders are much Continue reading

The Income Tax Advantages of Home Ownership

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Owning a home is the American dream.  In the most basic definition a home is viewed as shelter and a place to live, however, owning your home not only provides a residence and emotional satisfaction, it also provides financial and Continue reading

It’s Time to Buy and Here’s a Program to Help!

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Illinois Housing Development Authority’s (IHDA) offers programs to help strengthen communities by helping to turn vacant homes into valuable homeownership opportunities. The Illinois Building Blocks Program offers up to $10,000 in down payment assistance for buyers purchasing vacant properties in Continue reading