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All is Not Lost

For Diana Bradi and her family, the threat of foreclosure was the threat of losing everything –and with two mortgages and a struggling business on the line, losing everything meant…

HARP Gives Homeowners Hope

Are you one of the 32,169 Illinois homeowners who could be saving thousands on their mortgage? In the Chicago metro area there are 27,639 HARP-eligible homeowners, more than anywhere else…

Pinch Me! I Found My Dream Home

Rosa Ruiz* had always wanted to own a home, but felt like it was beyond her grasp. “I never thought it would happen for me,” the 41 year-old single mother…

Demystifying Credit: FIRST STEPS

We’ve all heard of credit, but for many of us, what it is and how it works remain somewhat of a mystery. The word itself, “credit,” is derived from the…