South Side Chicago Real Estate

What’s Your Home Actually Worth? Discover What Buyers Will Pay in Today’s Market

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By Kurt Clements It’s easy to look up how much money you have in your savings account or the real-time value of your stock investments. But determining the dollar value of your South Side Chicago home is trickier. As a seller, knowing your home’s worth helps you price it correctly when you put it up for sale and list your …

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Pros And Cons: Older Homes Versus New Construction

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by Kurt Clements Opinions differ about whether home buyers are best served by purchasing an older home or new construction.  In Chicago we have some really old homes to debate. New homes enjoy that “new home” smell and the idea that you are the very first occupant can be very appealing. On the other hand, older homes resonate with nostalgia and …

When You Should Buy An Ugly Duckling

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When It Makes Sense To Buy An Ugly Duckling By Kurt Clements “Move-in ready” homes are desirable — there’s no doubt about it! But sometimes it makes better financial sense to opt for a house with dated decor and a less than trendy kitchen or master bath, especially in the south side of Chicago. You may not get your dream home …