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Rockford, Illinois Mortgage Rates and Real Estate Overview

August 19, 2014 by Leave a comment

Home of the airbrush and the electric garage-door opener? That’s Rockford, Ill., the most-populous city in Illinois outside the Chicago metropolitan area. Traditionally a manufacturing town, Rockford experienced many factory closures throughout the 1980s and was forced to deal with subsequent job losses. Parts of the city, especially the west side, began to experience severe urban blight with... View Article

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Four Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Clean Out Your Savings When Buying a Home

August 18, 2014 by 1 Comment

At a certain point in life, you’ll start to see many of your peers become homeowners. They’ve graduated from living with their parents or living in a small apartment and now have spaces of their own to call home. While you might be tempted to join them right away, there are several reasons why doing so without a... View Article

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Refinance Request Turned Down? Here’s What You Can Do Next

August 15, 2014 by 1 Comment

In an effort to save money, many consumers have turned to a mortgage refinance as an option. Working with a mortgage company or bank, a borrower can significantly reduce his payments by taking advantage of low interest rates. However, with today’s stricter lending laws, many mortgage holders are finding refinancing isn’t quite as easy as speaking to a... View Article

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Buying an Investment Property: What Landlords Need to Know

July 31, 2014 by Leave a comment

Thinking about diversifying your investment portfolio? Many investors believe real estate provides a great investment opportunity and an easy way to develop a passive cash flow each month, via the rents they can collect from tenants. And while buying an investment property can be a smart way to add to your assets and grow your wealth, potential landlords... View Article

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