Should I Buy Now? Or Wait Until Next Year?

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Some Highlights:The cost of waiting to buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time.Freddie Mac predicts...
The Cost of NOT Paying PMI on a Mortgage

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Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer as median incomes, rents, and home prices all vary depending on where you live.There is a common misconception among homebuyers...
Things A Real Estate Agent Should Do For You

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Just like in any other profession, there are good real estate agents ... and there are, unfortunately, subpar real estate agents, too. But how do you know if you've got a dreamboat or a dud handling your real...
Home Prices Up 6.49% Across the Country

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If you have been thinking of buying, waiting may indeed cost you more. While mortgage rates are still low, they are expected to increase. Real estate is local, so some markets within Illinois may see a higher,...
How to Find Down Payment Assistance Programs

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You just found your dream home, and it’s within your budget! One thing has you scratching your head though, how are you going to come up with the 20% down payment? You're worried that if you can't find...