5 Ways Millennial Buyers Can Snag Their Dream Home In This Sellers Market

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According to the 2017 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report, Millennial buyers accounted for 34% of the homes sold; the largest of any generation last year. Millennials looking to buy their first, or second, home need to ready themselves for a surprisingly competitive market. Lack of supply causes attractive homes to garner multiple offers in just a few hours! What can …

Chicago Home Buyer? Find Out How to Ensure A Stress-Less Closing

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Buying a home is an exciting and exhilarating time. Between the time your offer is accepted, and when you finally have keys in hand and you are ready to step into your new home, it can be stressful. The escrow period, also known as the closing, can take the most easygoing Chicago home buyer to the brink of insanity. After …

Chicago Homeowners With Pets: Some Selling Do’s and Dont’s

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Nearly 70 million American households include at least one pet, but most prospective buyers won’t want to see evidence of pets in a home on the market. Here are some tips about how Chicago homeowners should sell a pet-friendly home. Prior To Listing Chicago homeowners should point out special pet features to your real estate agent — a cat door, feeding …

What Chicago Buyers Need To Know About Buying In A Sellers Market

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This summer, quality homes are being scooped up almost as fast as they’re being listed – and for top price. Yes, it’s a seller’s market out there, which is great news if you’re planning to list your home. For Chicago buyers looking for a home, the competitiveness can be frustrating and aggravating. Frustrating as it may be, there’s plenty of reason …

Chicago Home Buyers The Closing Process In A Nutshell

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The closing process for future Chicago home buyers will be an exciting time. The home is finished, the purchase is ready to be finalized and it’s almost time to move in. The final steps of the closing process ensures both parties are able to meet their requirements and all the paperwork is in place and verified. The Key Players There are …

Chicago Home Buyer? Don’t Make These 3 Common Mistakes!

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Looking for your new home can feel like a daunting task, especially if you’re a first time Chicago home buyer.  Sometimes, all of the choices may feel overwhelming. You want to make the best decision for yourself and your family. Here’s a quick list of three common pitfalls that some Chicago home buyers experience: Choosing to Skip the Inspection A …

Buying A New Construction Home In Chicago Area Suburbs

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Buying a new home is exciting. Buying a brand new home can be even more so with the realization of being the first owner and possibly being able to choose your own layout and finishes. The prospect of owning a new construction home in Chicago area suburbs is definitely exciting, but it does come without its own set of questions. …

Which Chicago Neighborhood Is The Right One To Settle In?

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Choosing the perfect home to settle in can be a tough decision. You have to weigh in on many factors including price, size, features and amenities, number of bedrooms and baths, design, and so on. However, all these factors are not enough to give you a great home ownership experience if you fall into the wrong Chicago neighborhood. RELATED ARTICLES: How …

What Chicago Home Buyers Should Know About Short Sales

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As potential Chicago home buyers, you are probably familiar with what a typical sale looks like. You probably also have a basic understanding of what a foreclosure is and how it works. Another type of sale that may be less understood is called a short sale. These sales are not as popular in the market, but you may come across …

Should Future Chicago Homeowners Pay Discount Points When Getting a Mortgage?

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One of the challenges future Chicago homeowners will face when deciding how much money to put down on their new home is whether to put down a larger down payment or to take a bit of money from their down payment and use it to buy “discount points” to lower their interest rate. RELATED ARTICLES: What Are The Benefits And Drawbacks …