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3 Tips To Save For A Down Payment

by Kurt Clements Saving up for a down payment for a new Chicago home can feel overwhelming. In the south side of Chicago real estate is still hot and down payments are a must. Most people have never saved up the kind of money it takes for a down payment. It can be done, though. The goal is to put 20% …

What’s Ahead for Real Estate in 2019?

by Kurt Clements As we begin another year, everyone wants to know: “Where is the housing market headed in 2019?” It’s not only buyers, sellers, and homeowners who are impacted. The real estate market plays an integral role in the overall U.S. economy.  Fortunately, key indicators point toward a stable housing market in 2019 with signs of modest growth. However, …

What Happens After Your Offer Is Accepted?

by Kurt Clements When you make an offer on a home, you wait anxiously to see if it will be accepted. With my South Side of Chicago clients I often tell them that sometimes you’re lucky enough to hear back within hours. Other times you could wait days or even weeks. But once you get that good news that your offer …

How The Title Search Works

by Kurt Clements When doing a title search in the South Side of Chicago the the question is over, "what is the point?".  A title search is an early warning system for buyers and lenders. It reveals flaws the owner must resolve prior to a closing or refinance request. This allows the owner to clear any issues on the title so …

5 Home-Buying Pitfalls To Avoid

 by Kurt Clements Buying your first South Side of Chicago home can be nerve-racking, especially if it’s the first time and especially if you are not using a top South Side of Chicago Realtor.  Ahem, me ([email protected]). The buying process is exciting and often complex. The chances of making a mistake are relatively high. In today’s South Side of Chicago real …

Big Cities vs. Secondary Markets: Where to Buy?

by Kurt Clements As a real estate agent in the south side of Chicago I always try to pay attention to the rest of the real estate markets throughout the US.  Atlanta, Charlotte, New York and Los Angeles are always on the real estate radar because of big ticket sales and good media coverage. The secondary markets – those markets without …