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Foreclosure rates in Illinois still high

While more people in other states are seeing some financial relief and have been able to keep their homes rather than lose them due to insolvency, this is not the case in Illinois. Foreclosure rates here are still relatively high. Those individuals who may lose their homes to the foreclosure process may have options that will help them turn things around.

Facing foreclosure after defaulting on a home loan?

Many Illinois residents do their best to pay their bills in full and on time. Unfortunately, life happens, sometimes money is tight and something has to give. So, they stop making their mortgage payments for the time being. Those who default on their home loans may find themselves facing foreclosure. What can they do if this happens?

Estate planning for the new tax law

Most Illinois residents are likely aware of the new tax law Congress passed in December. Some individuals may like it, while others may not. Some may feel it does nothing to help them, while others may see a lot of positive benefits from it. One area where it may help some is with estate planning and estate taxes.

Will changes in lender habits lead to another foreclosure crisis?

Many Illinois residents remember the big housing bubble of 2007 that resulted in a great many Americans losing their homes. In order to help people avoid the foreclosure process, lenders changed their habits and only gave loans to those individuals who could really afford them. Well, a decade later, lenders are changing their habits again. Could doing so lead to another foreclosure crisis?

Is losing one's home a foregone conclusion of foreclosure?

Numerous Illinois residents are struggling financially right now. For some, money problems are bigger than they are for others. Those who are in really bad shape may be facing foreclosure. Does that mean that they will, without a doubt, end up losing their homes?

Foreclosure relief scams are still very much a problem

Home. For many people in Illinois, their homes are places of refuge. They are places to escape all the bad that is going on in their lives. Unfortunately, numerous individuals in the state are facing the threat of foreclosure; so now, even their homes are not places where they can go to seek some level of relief.

Do you need an agent for residential real estate transactions?

Selling your home here in Illinois can be a long and arduous process. Residential real estate transactions come with many moving parts, and you may need help in order to avoid a costly mistake. It makes sense to carefully consider your options before making any decisions as you embark on this endeavor.

Don't let a default on a second mortgage result in foreclosure

The ability to obtain a second mortgage on one's home can be both a blessing and a curse. It can offer a person money when needed, but it can also put a big strain on one's financial situation. Illinois residents who fail to make their payments on their second mortgages could end up losing their homes to foreclosure, even if they are making their original mortgage payments.

Survey: U.S. homeownership ideals shifting

There are many ideals individuals may have regarding homeownership. What ideals are prevalent among homeowners can shift over time. This can be seen in what has been happening lately with one traditional homeowner ideal: the idea of living in one’s current home for the remainder of one’s lifetime.

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