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Redevelopment Opportunities Abound

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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 …

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Pros And Cons Of Buying A Foreclosure

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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. …

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4 Ways To Get Your Home Loan Closed Faster

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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 …

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4 Ways To Pay Off My Mortgage Faster

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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 …

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Home Maintenance Tips: How to Organize Your Garage

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by Kurt Clements Perhaps you plan to sell your South Side Chicago home in the next few months or years. Keeping your garage organized can save time and ensure that you have storage space when you need it most. Get Your Purge On! Clear out the garage and separate items into categories: keep, trash, donate and recycle. If you get rid …

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Staging Your Home: Here Are Your Self-Storage Options

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by Kurt Clements If you’re staging your South Side Chicago home to sell, you may find yourself with more stuff than space. Rather than selling possessions that you’d rather not part with, you can put your things into short-term storage until your home sells and you’re able to move. Here are some options you have when choosing and using a self …

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8 Curb Appeal Tips for Selling Your Home Fast

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by Kurt Clements It is that time of year again in Chicago when curb appeal is big.  Why? Well we can finally leave for walks outside again, that is why! From small touches such as new lighting to larger efforts such as tiling the porch or stoop, creating curb appeal is one of the best investments you can make to resell …

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4 Ways A Little Paint Can Revitalize Your Home

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by Kurt Clements Fixing up your home to sell in the South Side of Chicago doesn’t have to be a budget-breaker. You can revitalize the look of your property with a little bit of paint in the right places. Here are some areas that will really stand out to prospective buyers. 1. Front Door The front door always makes the first …

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Can You Really Buy Off-Planet Real Estate?

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by Kurt Clements South Side Chicago Real estate agents are constantly looking for new listings, which will attract potential buyers. We no longer need to limit our search for good listings to planet Earth because Mars is now for sale. Although this may sound a bit far-fetched at first, it is not such a strange concept if you consider the serious …

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3 Ways to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Your Home Renovation Project

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by Kurt Clements The right home renovation strategy can increase your property value in the South Side of Chicago. It can also improve the comfort and utility of your space. However, your actions could have a harsh impact on our natural resources. Here are several ways you can reduce your renovation’s effect on the environment and keep the South Side of …