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Gene Mundt's Mortgage News You Can Use - February 20, 2014

Here's this week's news, information, and helpful articles I thought would be of interest and benefit to you ...

If you're like me, you've about had enough of winter and Mother Nature's dumping snow, snow, and more snow on us here in Chicagoland. 

To help you mentally escape our recent round of weather and get in the groove for the coming Spring, I'm including a link to the FREE "Arrange a Deck" deck planning tool from Better Homes & Gardens. It will inspire you with some great ideas for sprucing-up your yard with creative use of space, plants, and landscaping. 

Click HERE to use this handy tool!

Considering Helping Your Child Buy a Home in Will County or Chicagoland?  What Parents and/or Co-Signors Need to Know ...

Within the current housing market, there is great opportunity to be found, especially for
First-Time Home Buyers.  The cost of borrowing, in regards to Interest Rates, has remained fairly steady.  This even after the
regarding "Tapering". 

With all the positive opportunities that now exist, many Home Buyers, along with their families, are looking to take advantage of the current positives by buying properties with the assistance of
Co-Buyers/Co-Signors.  Most considering this path to home ownership are parents and/or relatives.  (MORE ...)

The following article goes well with the previous one. Please pay special attention to the first issue raised.  It's of special importance.

For First-Time Home Buyers: How to Dodge 5 Costly Rookie Mistakes ...

Buying a home can be both exciting and overwhelming for the
first-time home buyer.  If you've decided to take the plunge into home ownership and have already started the search process, make sure you're not making some common first-time home buyer mistakes.

Your upcoming investment could end up being a bad decision if you overlook some important facts about home ownership and sign that contract before you're really ready. (MORE ...)

Designed for both the iPad and iPhone, the 2 following apps can prove to be very helpful and possibly even lifesaving when used in emergency situations. 

The links provided here bring you to the App Store on iTunes.  Both apps are FREE!  
For the Flashlight App, click HERE.   
For the Magnifying Glass Lite, click HERE.

Hope they both prove useful.  
As always, feel free to contact me with any questions you (or your clients) may have.  I'm always happy to hear from you and have the opportunity to be of service.


Gene Mundt
Regional Manager - Mortgage Lender - NMLS 216987

American Portfolio Mortgage
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