Footnotes, Low Rates, and Happy Birthday, Twister!

Foot Quote of the Day: “Who you know will get your foot into the door. What you know will keep your foot out of your mouth.” – Author Unknown

Today in Economic History: It was on this date in 1932 Chicago Mob boss Al Capone was sentenced to 11 years in jail for tax evasion. Just because April 15th has come and gone it’s not too late to file your taxes, Mortgage Fans!

25 websites Chicagoans will find useful.

Wuss’up This Week: Every day reports about the economy are released that can sway interest rates in either direction, and this week it’s all about jobs. Today we’ve got the ADP Employment Report, tomorrow Jobless Claims, and Friday’s biggie Employment Numbers for April (expected: 200k new jobs).

Interest rates remain beautiful, Mortgage Fans, despite the Fed threatening to raise them. A 30yr fixed rate remains in the mid-to-upper-3s with ARM rates about a half a point lower. As usual, rates will vary based on type of home, equity in the home, credit score, and how much you know about Twister.

Don’t forget to remember: Any purchase or refinance loan over $240k I will waive ALL lender fees – a $1,050 savings! Grab yourself a cup of instant karma and pass this info onto any friends, family, coworkers, or anyone who can catch a Frisbee like this.

Foot Quote of the Day 2: Right off the bat Cinderella knows she’s marrying a prince with a serious foot fetish.” – @rejectedjokes

Timeout for Trivia: Congrats to those who guessed Phil Collins last week. (*FYI – Sussudio is on my top 10 list of Worst-Ever Songs to Hit # 1) Want to be entered into a drawing to win Wiener Dog Earplugs? Simply email me the answer to this week’s Who Am I? trivia. Good luck: “It was this week in 2005 that my suburbia TV show hit # 2 – damn you, CSI. Well, maybe we could’ve used some of the CSI cast for investigations of deaths on my show. Years earlier (’86-’93) I starred in another drama where people would die from time to time (including one of the Baldwins). In real life I dated a famous singer who many people wished his music would die – he was nicknamed the Fabio of pop rock ballads.”

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