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Gene Mundt, Mortgage Lender's "Mortgages, Real Estate, & Credit News" - November 19, 2014

Thanksgiving is a time for reflection.  What ... Who .. are you thankful for?

I know that I'm thankful for my family.  This Thanksgiving I'll look around the dinner table and be lucky enough to see my Mother, healthy and still enjoying life.  I'll also see my wife, our 2 sons, 2 wonderful daughters-in-law, and the bright and beautiful faces of our 3 grandchildren ... Henry, Marilyn, and little Eva Mae. 

I'm also thankful for the business relationship you and I have established.  I'm grateful that we've had the chance to get to know one another and work together.  I hope you feel the same.

I send you my Best Wishes for a Thanksgiving filled with much joy and peace.  A day  surrounded by warmth, love, and all those you hold dear ... 

How to Prepare for a Stress-Free Holiday Feast ...

If organizing and cooking for the holiday hordes turns your home into a war zone, follow these foolproof tips on getting your kitchen in tip-top shape for a happy and smooth-running Turkey Day.   (MORE ...)

Are you a Home Buying genius??

From mortgages to closing costs, test your knowledge of these homebuying essentials.   (MORE ...)

Worry-Free Decluttering:  8 Things to Get Rid of that You’ll Never Even Know Are Gone ...

It’s one thing to get rid of items that have a lot of sentimental value. It’s easier to ditch stuff that you don’t care about, have duplicates of, or just don’t really need. If you are starting a long-overdue purging process, start with this list. Trust me: you won’t miss a thing once they are gone.  (MORE ...)

20 Ways (and 30 Apps) to Make Your Smartphone Pay for Itself ...

It’s small, sleek, and you love it like a third arm.

Yes, 58 percent of us have decided basic phones that only make calls are passé. And who needs a significant other with a pulse when 44 percent of us sleep with our phone within arm’s reach? A person might snore or bore us or steal the sheets, but the phone, yes that wonderful phone, will be and do whatever we want.

Alas, despite your deep affection for your smartphone, that little piece of electronic joy may be eating a hole in your budget.   (MORE ...)

Southern Grandma's Corn Pudding ...

This is a wonderful recipe if you're looking for a true Southern corn pudding. Southern Grandma's Corn Pudding came straight from Grandma's recipe box, so you know it's going to be good.

It's an easy side dish recipe that goes especially well with ham and turkey. Creamed corn is mixed with a few other pantry staples and baked until you have a soft, flavorful corn pudding. It's comfort food at its best, and would be a great addition to your Thanksgiving dinner table.   (MORE ...)

I'm adding info for a Holiday Activity within each of my newsletters up and through the Holidays this year. 

Hope you have a chance to get out and enjoy some of the wonderful venues and celebrations provided here and found throughout the Chicagoland area ...

2014 - 2015 Winter Wonderland Holiday Light Show at Cuneo Mansion and Gardens ... (Vernon Hills, IL - Directions)

Loyola's Cuneo Mansion and Gardens is excited to partner again this holiday season with the Village of Vernon Hills to present our annual Winter Wonderland light show. Visiting the holiday light show at Cuneo Mansion has been a long-time holiday tradition of Lake County residents and families alike.

Experience 97 acres of enchanting holiday lights and decorations while relaxing in the comfort and warmth of your car. Bundle up the kids and take them for a car ride they are sure not to forget!  (MORE INFO ...)

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!


Gene Mundt
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