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Gene Mundt, Mortgage Lender's "Mortgage, Real Estate, and Credit News" - August 21, 2014

Here's this week's news, info, and timely articles I thought you'd find of interest and benefit now and in the future ...

Should you have specific topics and questions you'd like covered and addressed in my future blasts, please let me know.  Your suggestions and input are always appreciated.
Erasing data isn't enough to prevent identity theft when recycling gadgets ...

If you’re selling, recycling, or otherwise getting rid of an old smart phone or tablet and think simply deleting your data is enough, you could be exposing yourself to identify theft and other violations of your privacy.   (MORE ...)

Fall is a great time to transplant and plant perennials.  If you're thinking of making these improvements and additions to your home's landscaping, here are some suggestions of perennials to consider:

Power Perennials: Plants that Thrive No Matter What ...

Add some flower power to your garden this year with any of these tough-as-nails perennial bloomers.

Quiz: What Kind of Pet Is Right for Your Family?
Are you thinking about adding a pet to your family? Click on the link below to take our quiz and find out which type of pet might be best!

Looking for ideas for improvements that will help increase the value and enjoyment of your home?  Here's 5 articles filled with suggestions, tips, and "how-to's" that will help you accomplish your goals ...

Tips for Installing a Television Over a Fireplace

And for those thinking about becoming first-time or "move-up" homebuyers ...

Can You Still Get a Good Deal on a Home?

The seesawing housing market continues to defy economists and expectations.  Pending home sales dipped in June after a string of strong months, catching many by surprise. Mortgage rates are sinking back down near historic lows.  (If in the Chicagoland area, Contact Me, Gene Mundt - Mortgage Lender, for the latest interest rates.)

Home prices are on the rise, but inventory is still tight in some communities. In short, it’s a tough time to talk trends and forecasts. But prospective homebuyers care a lot less about predictions than the picture on the ground. Despite the uncertainty, it’s still possible for the right buyer to land a good deal on a home this summer.  (MORE ...)

Hope you'll keep me in mind should you have friends, family, and co-workers in need of mortgage answers and service in the greater Chicagoland area ... or if I can assist with a referral to one of our area's best real estate professionals.  I'd consider it an honor to assist them (and you) with your needs.



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