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Hey South Siders!  Here's Your Weekly List Of Upcoming Events!

by Kurt Clements This Sunday is Mother's Day, so make sure to celebrate Mom!   Friday May 10th Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers - Game Time is 1:20pm.  The promotion is Cole Hamels "Hang Loose" Bobblehead. The Chicago Park District Presents "We Haz Jazz" - Performing from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. Jazz At The Quarry - Performing from 6:00pm - 10:00pm. Soak Paint …

Redevelopment Opportunities Abound

by Kurt Clements Do you remember when Chicago was offering houses for a dollar? Millions (perhaps billions) in tax incentives were being offered by the City of Chicago. It is all about incentivizing redevelopment.  Things like reclaiming contaminated land. Partnering with Walmart to build town centers. What do all of these things have in common? They are examples of exciting redevelopment …

4 Ways To Get Your Home Loan Closed Faster

by Kurt Clements You’ve finally found the perfect South Side Chicago home for your family. Now the only thing standing between you and domestic bliss is the loan process. Use these techniques to shorten the amount of time between placing your bid and getting the final approval on your new home mortgage. Perfect Your Credit Rating Your credit score is a …

Inexpensive Curb Appeal Tips That Work

by Kurt Clements No doubt you’ve been told that curb appeal will help sell your home, especially in the South Side of Chicago. But if money is short you’ll need to do some curb appeal on a budget tricks. Following are some inexpensive curb appeal tips that really work. Fresh Coat Of Paint A fresh coat of paint adds curb appeal …

Pros And Cons Of Buying A Foreclosure

by Kurt Clements In the South Side of Chicago when a homeowner stops making regular mortgage payments, the bank can foreclose on the property. This means that the bank takes possession of the property in an attempt to recover the debt the homeowner owes. In some cases, the bank may try to recover this debt by selling the property at auction. …

4 Ways To Pay Off My Mortgage Faster

by Kurt Clements For most people, the mortgage payment is the biggest monthly expense. Whether you’re facing retirement or still working, it would be nice to be free of this debt. Although you probably can’t pay it off in one lump sum, it is possible to pay off your mortgage sooner than expected and take advantage of homeownership in the South …