South Side Chicago Real Estate

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 …

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Managing Finances Before Applying For A Mortgage

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by Kurt Clements Are you planning on using a mortgage to help cover the cost of your new home purchase in the South Side of Chicago? If so, you will want to prepare your finances and figure out how you will manage all those wallet-draining monthly expenses. Let’s take a look at how to run a quick financial health check to …

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Are Multi-Unit Properties the Right Move for You?

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by Kurt Clements In the South Side of Chicago, real estate isn’t a one-size-fits-all pursuit. Buying and renting multi-unit properties is one of the ways investors build residual income while increasing their property portfolios. However, multi-unit rentals come with some unique challenges. Are you ready to manage a multi-unit rental property in Chicago? Ask yourself these questions to help you decide …

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When Is The Best Time To Do Your Roof Maintenance?

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by Kurt Clements In Chicago our roofs get taken to town with the extreme weather we have.  You need to have roof maintenance days set aside for your home. Perform roof maintenance on sunny days when there’s less chance of slipping. Blocking off a weekend twice a year gives you plenty of time to complete the items below without rushing or …

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States With The Best Opportunities To Acquire Investment Property

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by Kurt Clements It wasn’t long ago that Illinois, specifically the South Side of Chicago was full of “deals” for real estate investors.  Real estate investors sometimes get stuck in a rut. They repeat the same type of investment that they did before. This is not necessarily a bad thing because a successful experience is worth repeating. However, it is also …

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3 Pros And Cons Of Renting Or Owning A Home

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by Kurt Clements Home ownership is highly valued in our culture and in the South Side of Chicago it is no different. However, buying a home isn’t the best decision for everyone. Examine the differences between owning and renting your home to help you decide if now is the time to buy. Effect On Flexibility Renters enjoy more freedom than homeowners. …

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9 Strategies to Handle Home Maintenance Costs

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by Kurt Clements Maintenance is an important part of home ownership, especially with 100 year old homes in the South Side of Chicago. Improper care compromises the safety of your property and can result in big repair bills. Include these strategies in your maintenance plan to reduce your out-of-pocket costs. Educate Yourself It’s usually cheaper to do most home maintenance jobs …

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Real Estate Investing 101: Identify Your Investing Style

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by Kurt Clements Are you just starting on your real estate investing journey in the South Side of Chicago? Many newcomers are surprised to learn that there’s more to making money on the real estate market than buying and selling. These are some of the most popular strategies real estate investors use to create profits. Which one is right for you? …