Chicago Real Estate

4 Tips To Ensure A Successful Closing

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by Kurt Clements As you come up to the date of your closing on your new Chicago home, there’s time to reflect on everything that led to this step. Your real estate agent, mortgage broker, title company and others all work hard to ensure a successful closing for you. They’re all in your corner, hoping for the same outcome as you. …

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Home Staging Tip – Urban Gardening in Small Spaces

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by Kurt Clements Home staging means getting a home ready for sale with the goal to maximize the sale price and close a sale as fast as possible. Some home staging tasks are very dreary, like having to get the place sparkling clean. That is really not fun work. It may be better, if it is affordable, for the homeowner to …

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7 New Home Upgrades that Could Save Your Life

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by Kurt Clements One of the best things about moving into your new Chicago home is personalizing it and really making it yours. From hanging wall art to arranging furniture to finding the perfect spot for your grandmother’s hand crocheted afghan, it’s a real joy to decorate. But are you forgetting about the big investment you just made? Consider the following …

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3D Printing Used For Home Renovations And Construction

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by Kurt Clements 3D printing technology is a game-changer in the home construction business, including Chicago.  I thinks that the South Side of Chicago could benefit from these homes.  Not only is the technology capable of printing a home, but it can also be used to print one at a much lower cost when compared to traditional home construction. All3DP reports …

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Why Do People Stage Homes To Sell?

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by Kurt Clements If you’re selling your Chicago home, your real estate agent has likely advised you to stage your home to sell. But why exactly do people stage homes to sell? Some people go to great lengths to stage their home too, even going so far as moving possessions into storage units or renting furnishings! Check out our recent sales …

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4 Simple Tips To Make Sure Your Home Smells Inviting

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by Kurt Clements Take it from a Realtor that is in and out of hundreds of homes each month in Chicago, smell matters. As a diligent home seller, you’ve taken all your real estate agent’s advice about preparing your home for showings. You’ve de-cluttered, enhanced curb appeal and developed efficient strategies for leaving your home while viewings are taking place. But …

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Rent-To-Own Opportunities For Those With Bad Credit

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by Kurt Clements In Chicago rent to own transactions are still a possibility. For those who have less than a stellar credit history; yet, who still want to have their own home, a rent-to-own option is worth considering. A rent-to-own (RTO) agreement is a hybrid between buying a home and renting a home. Usually, RTO deals require a significant down payment …

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Fed Holds Key Rate Steady As It Watches Economic Trends

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by Kurt Clements Federal Reserve policymakers held the federal funds rate at its current range of 2.25 to 2.50 percent. Analysts speculated that the Fed may lower its key rate based on signs of slowing economic growth and the President’s encouragement to lower the Fed rate. Federal Open Market Committee members cited “uncertainties” in support of their decision not to change …

The Benefits Of Adding An In-Law Apartment To A Home

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by Kurt Clements One renovation that may add value to a home is an in-law apartment. Even if a homeowner does not have any relatives, an in-law apartment makes wonderful guest accommodations. It is possible to rent it when unoccupied to earn some money. Homeowners in Chicago who rent out part of a home need to check with their insurance agent …

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Bold Wallpaper Makes A Statement In 2019

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by Kurt Clements From a sophisticated couch to a stunning art print, there are plenty of ways that you can dress up your South Side Chicago living room and instantly change its vibe. You may not realize it, but wallpaper is back in fashion and becoming another popular way to instantly revamp a room. If you’re contemplating ways that wallpaper can …