Buying a home is an exciting experience, but it can feel a bit overwhelming if you don’t have the right information. Check out these helpful resources about the home buying process. When you’re ready, give REBECCA HOWARD a call at 708-703-0684 to tour available homes in the Orland Park, Frankfort and Tinley Park areas.

Do I Need Flood Insurance In a Condominium?

Do You Need Flood Insurance

I want to tell you about one of the advantages of working with a Real Estate Broker and helping a client with a problem he encountered about acquiring flood insurance. Recently I had the privilege of working with a very nice gentleman, who was advancing in age, and needed to relocate his primary residence to … Continued

FOR SALE: 20074 Crystal Lake Way Frankfort

20074 Crystal Lake Way

An opportunity of a lifetime has arrived. This townhome is located in the Crystal Lake Townhomes subdivision of Frankfort. You can now own one of the few townhomes available. This stunning townhome has all the amenities one could ask for and is close to historic downtown Frankfort, fine restaurants, shopping, METRA commuter rail, and I-80 … Continued

Tips for First Time Home Buyers

You’re getting ready to purchase your first home. What an exciting time! As a first time home buyer, keep that excitement alive and stress at bay by learning more about the first-time home buying process. Check out these tips for first time home buyers before you begin house hunting. 💯 What Credit Score Should I Have to Buy … Continued

Mortgage Loan Basics for Home Buyers

Unless you’re paying cash for your new home, you’ll want to secure a home mortgage loan to cover the sale price of the property you choose. We’ve put together some information to help you understand the home mortgage process before you move forward to apply for a loan. 🏡 What is a Home Mortgage Loan? … Continued

My 2017 REALTOR ‘Secret Sauce’ to Serve My Clients

female chef making secret sauce

As a REALTOR® I am always looking for ways to provide better service to my clients. Often we are asked to provide information that requires a time commitment that isn’t always providing the ROI we need. How does one find the delicate balance of rendering great customer service while at the same time performing tasks … Continued

Is a Fixer-Upper in Your Future?

The year 2017 marks the 27th year I have been helping buyers and sellers with their real estate needs. As you can imagine, I have made a good number of friends along the way. In fact, quite a number of  my clients are multi-generational. It has truly been one of my life’s best experiences; to help individuals and … Continued

How To Fix Your Credit in 3 Easy Steps

How To Fix Your Credit in 3 Easy Steps: by Rebecca Howard Quite often I begin to work with a perspective home-buyer and very quickly we have to address the matter of how they will purchase the home.  For most home-buyers, borrowing is an essential requirement, as many do not have sufficient ‘cash’ funds on … Continued

How Soon Can I Buy a Home After Foreclosure in 2018


I get asked that question a lot. The future can seem dark, but there is help available if you know the secrets. See if this works for you. Foreclosure is often a one-time event that occurs during your lifetime. Hopefully, you learn from your mistakes and take corrective action to own a home again. Here’s … Continued

Are You Working with an Agent

You find the ideal home online. You look through all the beautiful pictures, just the right number of rooms, the schools are perfect for the children, the seller has done all the right upgrades and the price is right. This is the perfect home for you!  You reach out to your agent but no one … Continued

Affordable Mortgage Options Available for You Now

Now its possible for many more families to own their own home. Introducing HomeReady Mortgage® by Fannie Mae. I have spoken with a number of sincere potential home buyers that really want and need to own their own home, but face financial challenges that have up to this point prevented them from making that important move … Continued