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Create Your Bucket List or Life List Now

By Michael Trickey, author of Finding Home Over 50: Achieving Your Housing Needs and Life List Dreams in Retirement Establish Your Life List “Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.”                   –Doug Larson  You are likely familiar with the term “bucket list” or, as […]

Michael Trickey will speak about retirement planning at your event

Michael Trickey is author of two books. The first is geared toward first-time homebuyers, and the second toward retirees and soon-to-be retirees. Both books address topics of real estate and financial planning, and latter also addresses retirement planning and achieving life list goals. The books are entitled: 1. Finding Home: Everything You Need to Know […]

Fall Home Buying Tips: Signs You Are Ready To Purchase

Here is an article you may find helpful. Luke Star October 15, 2015 Fall Home Buying Tips: Signs You Are Ready To Purchase!

Michael Trickey will speak about home buying at your event

Michael Trickey is author of two real estate mortgage books: Finding Home: Everything You Need to Know – And Do – For Home Buying Success Finding Home – Over 50: Achieving Your Housing Needs and Life List Dreams in Retirement Michael is a CPA, and an expert in residential real estate finance transactions. With 36 […]

‘Finding Home:’ Q&A With Author Michael Trickey

https://www.thinkglink.com/2017/07/20/finding-home-qa-with-author-michael-trickey/ By Ilyce Glink| July 20th, 2017 Buying a home can be stressful, especially if it’s your first home purchase. CPA Michael Trickey, managing director of The Berkshire Group in Lake Zurich, Illinois, hopes his new book, Finding Home: Everything You Need to Know – and Do – For Home Buying Success, will help first […]

5 mortgages that require no down payment or a small down payment

5 mortgages that require no down payment or a small down payment By Holden Lewis • Bankrate.com https://www.bankrate.com/finance/mortgages/4-mortgages-that-require-little-money-down-1.aspx Homebuyers with little money for a down payment are finding more home loans available for a low down payment or even no down payment. Following are a few options for borrowers seeking low-down-payment and zero-down-payment home mortgages. […]

9 grants and programs to help you buy your first home

https://www.bankrate.com/mortgages/first-time-homebuyer-grants-and-programs/ Rachel Hartman August 10, 2017 Buying your very first home can be overwhelming. There’s all the financial jargon and the mountainous mortgage paperwork, not to mention the dollar amounts that can make you dizzy. Money issues often stand in the way of homeownership. A survey by rental service Apartment List found that 80 percent […]