Skip to main content

How to ROCK the Rest of your August - Gene Mundt, Mortgage Lender Newsletter


Hard to believe!  We're already in the middle of August and School and Fall are just around the corner again. That means time is of the essence if you hope to tackle and complete some "end of Summer" tasks.

I've included:  Timely ideas, tips, and reminders below. All will help you "rock" the rest of August and help prepare you, your finances, your family, and home for Fall.

Don't be shy ... when it comes to sharing this info. Pass it on (along with my name and contact info) to anyone you think would benefit from it.

Please keep in mind:  It's wise to check your Credit at minimum, once a year. If it's been a while since you checked yours, please do so soon. 

I recommend that you go to ... or one of the major Credit Bureau sites, Experian, Equifax, or TransUnion. I, of course, am always available to assist as well.

Also:  Have a question in your mind about your Mortgage, credit, buying or selling a home? 

Don't continue to wonder what possibilities or options are available to you. Contact me to gain the facts. I'll be glad to help.



51 Dishes You Have To Make With Summer 
Produce Before The End Of Summer ... 

August is here and another summer has flown by ...

But summer's not over yet! You still have ample time to indulge in all the wonders of summer cooking. From the bounty of vegetables at the farmer's market -- hello, zucchini and eggplant -- to the fresh herbs -- we're looking at you, basil -- to the sweet summer fruits and berries, there is no shortage of wonderful produce. 

(MORE ...) 

7 Financial Tips to Shape Up Your Finances This Fall ... 

Fall can be a good time to make sure your finances are in good shape—not just your routine spending but also things like job benefits, college savings, and even getting ready for the holidays. A few specific steps can help ... (MORE ...)

A Handy End-of-Summer Home Maintenance Checklist ...

Every season can take a toll on your home’s exterior, but the summer heat can be particularly destructive. When the dog days of summer give way to the cool breeze of fall, be sure to take some time to give your property a once-over and make the necessary repairs as needed. Here’s a handy checklist of items to review before winter’s frigid fingers grab hold of your home:  (MORE ...)

I'm placing special emphasis on the importance of Credit in my blast this week.

Just click on the pic to the left and take this quiz. See how you do .. and then contact me with your questions!

8 Signs Your House Is Just Waiting to Be Robbed ...

These seemingly innocent things might peg your home as an easy target. Take action now so your home is safe and secure for this Fall's and Winter's colder weather ... (MORE ...)

Decorating with Oak Cabinets ...

Decor trends are always evolving. Through the 1980's and 1990's, oak cabinets were the popular choice among builders for kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms in homes across America, and they remain in many of them to this day. Oak is a hard wood and if properly cared for can still be used in a practical way.

Here's some ideas that will prove useful if you're hoping to update, integrate, or showcase any oak cabinetry in your home. (This article's advice is especially beneficial, should you be thinking of selling your home soon!) (MORE ...)

Do It Now! Tips To Get Ready For Back-To-School ...

Move over, summer - a new school year is coming!

With the start of school, families face new organization challenges. School bells ring--and so do early-morning alarm clocks. Paper piles swell as hand-outs and homework stream into the house.

Get organized now for the best school year ever! Use these ideas to prepare your home and family for the busy days ahead ... (MORE ...)

Hope you enjoyed the newsletter and it helps you rock your upcoming Fall and new school year!

Give me a shout if I can be of assistance in any way. Please remember to keep me in the loop should you change any of your contact info ...

Talk soon!

Gene Mundt

Mortgage Lender - NMLS #216987 - IL Lic. #0006220 - WI Licensed

Direct: 815.524.2280

Cell/Text: 708.921.6331

eFax: 815.524.2281

American Portfolio Mortgage Corp.
NMLS #175656

You're Invited to Follow Me at:
 Twitter Account of Gene Mundt, Mortgage Lender   LinkedIn Account of Gene Mundt, Mortgage Lender   Facebook Acct. of Gene Mundt, Mortgage Lender   Pinterest Acct. of Gene Mundt, Mortgage Lender   
 Trulia Acct. of Gene Mundt, Mortgage Lender   Zillow Acct. of Gene Mundt, Mortgage Lender   Gene's Chicagoland Blog/Gene Mundt, Mortgage Lender 

Gene Mundt, Mortgage Lender, a Lender with 37 years of mortgage experience, will offer you exemplary mortgage service and advice when seeking:  Conventional, FHA, VA, Jumbo, USDA, and Portfolio Loans in Chicago and the greater Chicagoland region, including:  The Lincoln-Way Area, Will County, (New Lenox, Frankfort, Mokena, Manhattan, Joliet, Shorewood, Crest Hill, Plainfield, Bolingbrook, Romeoville, Naperville, etc.), DuPage County, the City of Chicago, Cook County, and elsewhere within IL.  

Your Referrals are Greatly Appreciated!


Popular posts from this blog

Property Addresses: Gettin' Down to the Nitty Gritty

Property Addresses:   Gettin' Down to the Nitty Gritty

Take just a second and read through the following statements ...

“The devil is in the details” 
... "in life, it is often the tiny details that end up 
being the most important"

"Get Down To The Nitty Gritty"

“Little details have special talents in 
creating big problems!” 

“Sweat the details”

"Success is the sum of details"

Details ...Details ... it's all about the details ...
     And I'll admit it, I'm a bit of a nerd about them.  My whole family is.  Details, the intricacies, the little things ... they matter to us.
When I was growing up, a typical conversation (and argument) between my brothers and myself at the dinner table or in the backyard centered around "details".  It didn't matter what the topic was, it was the minor differences ... the details about the topic ... that we argued about.  I'm sure we drove our parents crazy.  
Sports statistics and games ... minutiae rega…

Ready for Fall? It's Arriving Soon

Ready for Fall?  It's Arriving Soon

Friend ...

Maybe it's because football season has started. Maybe it's the kids being back in school. Or because the night air is cooler. But a sense of Fall has arrived here in Chicagoland ...

The Fall Season brings changes with it. Changes in temperatures. Changes to the clothing we wear. Our focus seems to shift with the coming of shorter days, falling leaves, and crisp air.

Fall can be the perfect time to do a multitude of things. You can prep your home for the upcoming winter weather ... or for Fall listing and sale. 

But whether you're moving on or staying put, Fall is a great time to declutter and organize your home inside and out ... and your finances too.

I've googled like crazy to find interesting articles filled with Fall info, ideas, tips, and photos. Articles that will help you usher the Fall Season in at your house. I hope you enjoy reading the articles offered below and that they inspire you to make any needed changes.


Paper or Paperless billing? Which serves YOUR needs best?

Paper or Paperless billing?  Which serves YOUR needs best?

These days, companies are under pressure to go "green" and become more environmentally friendly.  As a result, an increasing number of businesses are offering their customers a paperless option with which to receive and pay their bills. 

There are obviously many positives to be found within these paperless services:

Trees are saved  Reduced postage costs  Less paper documentation to organize or save/storePossible rewards for switching to paperlessPayments can often be made/posted same-dayAutomated payments can be set-upMore
But I can tell you from my vantage point as a Chicagoland/IL/WI Mortgage Originator, there are also negatives to be found within paperless methods.  For some of my mortgage clients, the choice of going "paperless" just hasn't worked well.

 For some, an email or text reminder regarding payment of bills has not been enough. They NEED a paper billing to arrive in their mail. 

Their paper bil…