Looking to Purchase one of Many Homes for Sale in Chicago in 2018 and Don’t Know Where to Start? Here’s a Few Tips

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Are you looking to purchase one of many homes for sale in Chicago this year and have no idea where to start?  Are you tired of paying someone else’s mortgage and not building any equity? Or a homeowner who has a growing family and is in need of more space? Whatever the case, if you are looking to purchase your …


What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – January 8, 2018

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Last week’s economic reports included readings on construction spending, minutes of the most recent meeting of the Fed’s Federal Open Market Committee. Labor reports including ADP, Non-Farm Payrolls, and national unemployment were released along with weekly readings on mortgage rates and new jobless claims. Construction Spending Rises; Driven by Residential Building Residential construction drove November construction spending surpassed expectations of …


Buying a Chicago Rental Property? These 4 Key Tips Will Ensure You Buy One That Turns a Profit

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Are you considering purchasing a Chicago rental property? With today’s interest rates doing little to encourage saving, many individuals are looking elsewhere for new investment opportunities. In today’s blog post we’ll share four essential tips for buying a profitable rental property. Let’s get started. Buy A Property With Year-Round Potential Many real estate investors agree that the best rental properties …

Why Real Estate Investing Makes (Dollars and) Sense

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INTRODUCTION Scroll through Facebook, and chances are you’ll see at least one advertisement for a group who promises to teach you how to “get rich quick” through real estate investing. The truth is, much of what they’re selling are high-risk tactics that aren’t a good fit for the average investor. However, there is a way to make steady, predictable, low-risk …

The Consumer’s Guide to Hiring an Amazing Real Estate Agent

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When you’re buying or selling a home, it’s crucial to work with a qualified real estate agent. Not just a professional, but an amazing agent and a market expert. So how do you ensure you’re hiring an amazing real estate agent? There are currently more than two million real estate professionals in North America.1,2 With so many options to choose …