FIRST TIME HOME BUYER PROGRAM

Mike Rzadzki Mortgage, New Home Buyer

Do you want to buy a home, but don’t have much money to put down?                   Are you in a household of 2 or less and make less than $79,432?                   Can you find a home for under $344,819 in Cook County?                    Then the 1ST Home Illinois Mortgage may be the loan for you!   If you are …

Don’t Put Off Your Purchase.

Mike Rzadzki Chicago Real Estate, Mortgage, New Home Buyer

I am a Residential Mortgage Loan Officer and want you to RELAX when considering your FIRST home purchase. Many buyers – especially first-timers ­– will put off their purchase because they want to save for a larger down payment. In the meantime, home values are rising and mortgage rates are low. There are programs available that require little or no …

Get Pre-Qualified BEFORE you Search

Mike Rzadzki Mortgage, New Home Buyer

I am a Residential Mortgage Loan Officer and want to help you BEFORE you start shopping for a home or Condo. Over the phone I can review your financial condition and then issue a pre-qualification letter that will satisfy a seller or agent when you make an offer to purchase. I will run your credit report to give you a …

It’s Worth it to Refinance

Mike Rzadzki Interest Rates, Mortgage, New Home Buyer, Refinancing

I am a Residential Mortgage Loan Officer and want to give you some reasons for refinancing your current mortgage. Here’s the first one… YOU CAN SAVE A BUNCH OF MONEY! Even 1% Makes a Difference Here are some examples of the potential savings for a mortgage with a balance of $200,000 and a difference in rate of only 1%… $983.88 …

The Three C’s of Credit

CFS Staff Mortgage, New Home Buyer

To get a loan, you should have a good credit score.  Your score is based on a variety of factors.  The Three C’s are the general factors to keep in mind to develop and keep a great credit score.  They are Character, Capital, and Capacity. Character This is basically a lender determining if you will meet your financial obligations.  Charater is based …

The Biggest No-Brainer in the History of Mankind: A Smart and Easy Way to Save THOUSANDS

CFS Staff Interest Rates, Mortgage, Refinancing, Uncategorized

With today’s low interest rates, the average homeowner may save hundreds a month or tens of thousands of dollars over the lifetime of a loan just by refinancing.  It sounds too good to be true, but it’s totally true.  In fact, refinancing your mortgage to a lower rate is a NO-BRAINER.   “Households that fail to refinance when interest rates …

Cash-Out Refinance

CFS Staff Mortgage, Refinancing

What Is a Cash-Out Refinance? Homeowners do cash-out refinances so they can turn some of the equity they’ve built up in their home into cash.  A cash-out refinance is refinancing an existing mortgage, but the new mortgage loan is for a larger amount than the amount still owed, and you get the difference. Here’s an example.  Let’s say you own …

How to Use a Gift for your Downpayment

CFS Staff Mortgage, New Home Buyer

To buy a home, you need a downpayment.  The more money that you can put down, the smaller the amount you will need to finance.  A downpayment also reflects on your ability to repay a loan, so it makes sense that it should be your own money and just not a gift from someone else. Coming up with that initial amount can …

Jumbo Loan – What is it?

CFS Staff Chicago Real Estate, Mortgage, New Home Buyer

Just like it sounds, a jumbo loan is just bigger.  A loan is considered jumbo if it exceeds the conforming high-balance loan limits set by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  The current conforming loan limit for a single-family home is $417,000 in Illinois. Jumbo mortgage loans are considered higher risk for lenders due to their larger size.  The idea is that if a jumbo mortgage …