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Stan was thrilled to walk away from his home-purchase closing with a few thousand dollar check in-hand! It’s not often you “get paid” to buy a home 😊. But zero-money down mortgages are just one of the many perks of a VA mortgage for a deserving veteran who served our country. When you buy a home in Illinois you’re always going to receive a property tax credit from the sellers. Combine that with a seller closing cost credit, refund of the earnest money, and zero money down, and voila – you’re getting money back at closing! Congrats on your beautiful new home, Stan! And special thank you to Stan’s expert and always-entertaining real estate attorney, Neil Anderson, and his incredible staff for their assistance.
When applying for a mortgage, many buyers worry about their credit scores. While this number is important, this article explains that is doesn’t entirely determine your chance of approval.
Shannon and Lee were referred to me by their real estate broker after being told by their previous lender that he could no longer get them approved for their mortgage more than a week after he told them they were fully pre-approved to buy this property. Since they were already under contract and closing within 30 days, they called me in a panic. Not only was I able to get them approved for their mortgage with less money down, cheaper mortgage insurance, AND at a lower interest rate, but I was also able to get their loan cleared-to-close in only 9 business days! This couldn’t have happened to a nicer young couple. They were absolutely thrilled at their closing, and they even agreed to send me a picture of them standing in front of their beautiful new home….in the negative 20 degree windchills! Thank you Shannon and Lee! Special thank you to their outstanding real estate broker, Beth Kautz from Century 21 Roberts and Andrews, and also to their fantastic real estate attorney, Michael Domanico.
Is there an advantage to opening a reverse mortgage before you need one? This article explores the question.