Powered by Record Information Services
Home > Chicago Homes > Latest Sales Search > Archives
Total Records Available

6,620,771

Foreclosure Articles
Join our Real Estate Newsletter - includes great tips and articles on the latest real-estate trends, plus lists upcoming real-estate training opportunities, clubs, or networking events.
First Name: Last Name:
Email:

FHA or Other?

Posted On: 11/01/2017
Question: We hope to buy a first home during the next few months and thought we would use FHA financing. However, our lender says we might be better off with a conforming mortgage. We thought FHA loans were the go-to financing for first-time buyers like us, so why the suggestion to use something...

Faster Payoff

Posted On: 10/18/2017
Question: We’ve received an annual update from our lender with a lot of current mortgage information. The update shows our balance, mortgage rate, original loan amount and payoff date. It’s the last item that is terrifying – it says our mortgage will be repaid in 2044 –...

Double Agent?

Posted On: 10/04/2017
Question: We found a house we would like to buy. As it happens, in our community several large brokers dominate the listings. Our salesperson works for the real estate brokerage, which has also listed this property. Does our salesperson represent us or the seller? Answer: In today’s...

Private Offer?

Posted On: 09/27/2017
Question: We live in an area where real estate sales are hot and multiple offers are common. If we make an offer on a property and several offers come in, do other bidders or agents get to see our offer? Answer: According to Realtor Mag, a publication of the National Association of Realtors,...

Extra Results

Posted On: 09/13/2017
Question: Our mortgage payment is $1,412 a month. We would like to make a larger payment so we can pay down the loan more quickly but do we need some sort of formal repayment agreement such as a bi-weekly contract? Is it possible to simply send the lender a check for $1,500 monthly, an amount we...

20% Down

Posted On: 09/05/2017
Question: We’re interested in buying a home and can purchase with 20 percent down. Would it make more sense to buy with less money up front? Answer: There’s no rule that says you have to buy with 20 percent down if you have it but it’s a choice that lenders love. The logic...

10-Year Loans

Posted On: 07/12/2017
Question: We expect to retire in about decade and want our home paid off by then. Lenders make loans for 30 years and 15 years, do they also make them for 10 years? Answer: While it’s not especially common, lenders certainly can originate 10-year mortgages and will be happy to do so....

6 Tips To Sell Fast

Posted On: 07/05/2017
Question: We want to sell our home this summer and are looking for a speedy sale. What are the best steps we can take to quickly find a buyer? Answer: While there are no guarantees, there are certainly steps you can take to boost your odds. A good basic list looks like this: First, it's...

Fast Money? Not So Fast

Posted On: 06/14/2017
Question: We received a letter from a major lender that says we’ve been prequalified to refinance. Since we already qualify for financing, if we say yes will the lender simply schedule closing and give us a check? Answer: Unfortunately that's not how the system works. To understand...

Money Shortage

Posted On: 06/07/2017
Question: We have run into financial problems because of a job loss and worry that we will lose our house. However, because home values have been rising we now have a lot of equity. Can we get a second mortgage or home equity line of credit to keep our heads above water? Answer: Let's imagine...
Join our Real Estate Newsletter - includes great tips and articles on the latest real-estate trends, plus lists upcoming real-estate training opportunities, clubs, or networking events.
First Name: Last Name:
Email: