First Time Home Buyer: Everything You Need To Know To Get Out of Your Parents’ Basement

By Team Hochberg | February 21, 2018

You’ve finally made the decision. You’re ready to have your place, and start your version of the American Dream with a place of your own. Which means you probably have one very large question… How? How does this work? Why do I need a realtor if the internet exists? I can afford it, but do…

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15 Million Americans Are Hiding THIS From Their Loved Ones

By Team Hochberg | February 14, 2018

Happy Valentines Day! According to a recent survey, 15 million Americans are hiding a checking account, or a bank account, from their spouse or long term romantic partner. 31% of those surveyed said they believe this behavior is worse then cheating! If you’re hiding something like this, and you go to apply for a mortgage…

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Credit: Everything You Need to Know and How Your Credit Score Might Be Holding You Back

By Team Hochberg | February 8, 2018

The average American’s credit score rose slightly in 2017, but that good news comes shortly after America surpassed 1 trillion dollars in credit card debt. While credit has been more in the news lately after Equifax’s data breach last year, and “experts” love to tell you what to do with your information, most consumers out there…

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Team Hochberg Hosts WGN Radio at Our BlackHawks Suite at the United Center

By Team Hochberg | November 17, 2017
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Ten States With the Lowest Mortgage Closing Costs

By Team Hochberg | November 17, 2017

Someone recently stopped me as I left a radio station to ask me about closing costs. They had been considering buying a home for a long time, and had just hit “that magic 20% down number save” for their ideal home price. I then asked, “Do you have additional funds for closing costs?” They looked…

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Interest-Only Mortgages: Back and Better than Ever?

By Team Hochberg | October 30, 2017

For those of you who lived through the Wild West days of real estate back in 2007 and 2008, you might remember a loan product that was used to put economically challenged individuals into homes they had no business being in that had a simple title… Interest-Only Loans Perl Mortgage is one of the few…

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Is it Cheaper to Buy or to Keep Renting?

By Team Hochberg | October 23, 2017

If you are looking to buy, but nervous to make the jump into home ownership, let me be perfectly clear. It’s cheaper to buy than it is to rent! Sometimes by hundreds of dollars a month! Time and time again this gets proven to me with our clients we help secure their first home or…

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