South Side Chicago Real Estate

Looking For A Major Lifestyle Change? Consider Buying A ‘Micro’ Home

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by Kurt Clements With the sometimes high cost of buying in the South Side of Chicago, South Chicago Suburbs and maintaining a home and the concept of being sustainable becoming more popular, many people are considering moving to a smaller home to minimize their impact. It’s important, however, to consider what living small is really like before deciding that it’s the …

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14 Remodeling Projects That Increase the Value of Your Home

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by Kurt Clements Your home in Chicago or the Chicago suburbs is likely your largest investment. Beyond repairs and regular maintenance to keep it clean, comfortable, and safe, there are a number of projects that can increase the resale value of your property. These renovations top the list of changes you can make that positively impact your home’s value. Kitchen With …

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Bold Wallpaper Makes A Statement In 2019

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by Kurt Clements From a sophisticated couch to a stunning art print, there are plenty of ways that you can dress up your South Side Chicago living room and instantly change its vibe. You may not realize it, but wallpaper is back in fashion and becoming another popular way to instantly revamp a room. If you’re contemplating ways that wallpaper can …

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8 Ways To Maintain A Great Credit Score

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Kurt Clements Having an excellent credit score is very useful when you are ready to purchase another or your first south side Chicago home. The following are some tips on how to maintain a superb credit score. Open Credit Accounts When You Do Not Need Them If you don’t have any credit accounts, you will have a low score. The …

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3 Questions to Ask Before You Buy Your First Home

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by Kurt Clements Hunting for your new home in the south side of Chicago can be a confusing process. There are countless factors you need to take into account to ensure your new location fits your family’s lifestyle and preferences. In their excitement, first-time home buyers can easily overlook some essential points about their potential property. When you’re searching for your …

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11 Simple Ways To Save Money Toward The Purchase Of Your New Home

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by Kurt Clements If you find it difficult to make ends meet, these tips will help you save money in ways that are easy to do and create substantial savings over time so you are ready to purchase a south side suburbs Chicago home. Declutter Get rid of stuff you do use or need by having a garage or yard sale …

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Sound Advice From Successful Home Sellers

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by Kurt Clements The real estate market in the south side of Chicago and all the things involved in selling a home can seem complicated, and it can be very hard to know which tips to trust. While there’s plenty of great advice to go around from many knowledgeable sources, here are some of the best tips from home sellers who …

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5 Ways Bridge Loans Help Real Estate Investors Increase Profits

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by Kurt Clements Chicago and especially the south side of Chicago’s real estate investment market is on fire (Crain’s Article Here for more details). Bridge loans, which are also commonly referred to as interim financing, gap financing or swing loans, help a motivated home buyer to secure financing before their home or investment property sells. Lenders can usually modify these flexible …

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FOMC Meeting Minutes: Why Fed’s Rate Policy Reversed Course

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by Kurt Clements What does the latest federal funds rate mean to would be buyers and sellers in the South Side of Chicago? After raising the target range for the federal funds rate in 2018, the Fed’s Federal Open Market Committee did not raise the Central Bank’s key interest rate at its meeting of January 29 and 30. While Committee members …

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 26th, 2019

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by Kurt Clements As a Realtor in the South Side of Chicago and South Suburbs of Chicago I know how important an adjustment of interest rates can be.  Last week’s economic news included readings on homebuilder confidence in housing market conditions, minutes of January’s Federal Open Market Committee meeting, and existing home sales reported by the National Association of Realtors®. Weekly …