Home Buying

You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy a Home

The largest obstacle renters face when planning to buy a home is saving for a down payment. This challenge is amplified by rising rents, which has eaten into the amount of money renters have leftover for savings each month after paying expenses. In combination with higher rents, survey after survey has shown that non-homeowners (renters …

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Buying a Home Young is the Key to Building Wealth

Homeowners who purchase their homes before the age of 35 are better prepared for retirement at age 60, according to a new Urban Institute study. The organization surveyed adults who turned 60 or 61 between 2003 and 2015 for their data set. “Today’s older adults became homeowners at a younger age than today’s young adults. Half the …

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Buying a House This Year? This Should Be Your 1st Step!

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show that you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a …

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Lemont, Illinois Homes for Sale

Are you looking to move to, or within, Lemont, Illinois? This conveniently located Chicago suburbs offers various housing options (and a variety of new, local restaurants such as Wooden Paddle and Fork and Spoon, also.) Click here to see a list of properties currently on the market in Lemont, Illinois.  With over four decades of …

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Orland Park Real Estate – Homes for Sale $500k +

Are you looking for a home in Orland Park, Illinois? Click here to view a current list of Orland Park homes for sale, priced $500,000+.  There is this beautiful, custom home for sale in sought-after and conveniently located Arbor Pointe in Orland Park. With an office in Orland Park, and Naperville, The Glockler Group has …

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Housing Is Still Affordable in the United States

Statistically, Housing Is Still Affordable Lately, there have been many headlines circulating about whether or not there is an “affordability issue forming in the housing market.” If you are considering selling your current house and moving up to the home of your dreams, but are unsure whether or not to believe what you’re seeing in the …

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Should I Buy a Home Now? Or Wait Until Next Year?

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 interest rates to rise to 5.2% by the third quarter of 2019. CoreLogic predicts home prices to appreciate by 5.1% …

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Mortgage Cost Across Time

Mortgage Cost Across Time Thinking of Moving? Rates are expected to go up, but they are still low. Some Highlights: With interest rates still around 4.5%, now is a great time to look back at where rates have been over the last 40 years. Rates are projected to climb to 5.1% by this time next …

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