Down Payments 101: Is It Worth It to Put More Than 20 Percent Down on a Chicago Home?

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Are you thinking of buying a new Chicago home this spring or summer? If so, you’re not alone. Many thousands of individuals and families alike will become homeowners this year. Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned veteran of the housing market, you probably know there are significant choices to make. One of the big decisions you will have …

In a Hurry to Buy a Chicago Home? Speed Your Mortgage Approval up by Following This Checklist

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Have you finally found your Chicago dream home after months of searching, only to discover that the seller has received other offers? Few circumstances can raise your stress level as much as finding yourself in a bidding war against another buyer. However, being unprepared by not having your finances in order can make the situation even worse. Let’s take a …

3 Reasons Why Buying a Chicago Investment Property Is the Best Way to Build Your Net Worth

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Whether you have recently graduated from college or are getting close to retirement, it’s likely that you have given some thought as to how you can grow your net worth. You might have invested in stocks, picked up a few bonds or have a 401(k) plan set up to help fund your retirement. But have you considered buying Chicago real …

Spring Is Coming to Chicago: Get a Jump on Spring Cleaning and Breathe New Life into Your Tired Spaces

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Chicago spring is almost here – and with it, the need to clean out the clutter and freshen up your home. Let’s explore a few tips that will help you to get a jump on your spring cleaning so that you can get outside and enjoy the nice weather later. Need It? No? It’s Got To Go! Do you consider yourself …

How Much Is the Right Amount to Commit to Your Down Payment? Let’s Take a Look

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Are you thinking about buying a new Chicago house for sale? If you are going to take out mortgage financing, one consideration you will have is your down payment, which is the amount you pay up front in cash to cover some of the purchase cost. Let’s consider a few points that will help you to decide how much is …

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 …