6 Essential Home Fixes Before Selling Your Chicago Home

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Not every buyer may want a fixer-upper. While your Chicago home for sale doesn’t need to be turn-key or move-in-ready, there are certain fixes that are important to many buyers and that can help make the sale. RELATED ARTICLES: Steps To Take To Prepare Your Chicago Home For Sale 1. Landscaping It all starts with curb appeal. Landscaping helps set the …

5 Things That Chicago Buyers Need To Know About Buying A Foreclosure

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For some Chicago buyers, buying a property out of foreclosure can be a very smart move, financially. But it can also be complicated, expensive, and stressful. Here are 5 things to keep in mind before you take a first step in that direction: Cash Or Preapproval Required Chicago buyers should know that buying a house that has been returned to the …

Chicago Home Buyers The Closing Process In A Nutshell

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The closing process for future Chicago home buyers will be an exciting time. The home is finished, the purchase is ready to be finalized and it’s almost time to move in. The final steps of the closing process ensures both parties are able to meet their requirements and all the paperwork is in place and verified. The Key Players There are …

Which Chicago Neighborhood Is The Right One To Settle In?

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Choosing the perfect home to settle in can be a tough decision. You have to weigh in on many factors including price, size, features and amenities, number of bedrooms and baths, design, and so on. However, all these factors are not enough to give you a great home ownership experience if you fall into the wrong Chicago neighborhood. RELATED ARTICLES: How …

Trillions Of Dollars In Home Equity May Lead To More Cash Out Transactions

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US homeowners now have over 5 trillion dollars in home equity which is a very large amount of money! So this year may be the year for a lot of cash out refinances and other home equity mortgage products. Most often, when you are purchasing a home, you are buying at or below the appraised value and you are making …

Q&A Regarding The VA Loan Program

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Owning a home is important to military veterans just like the majority of other consumers.  The Veteran’s Administration has provided an exceptional benefit for those who have served (or are currently serving) in any of the armed forces. And this VA Loan Program is helping thousands of service members achieve the goal of home ownership. There are a number of …

Tips For Chicago Home Buying In The Digital Age

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The digital age has changed the way buyers browse for and purchase goods and services, including real estate. Chicago home buyers still can check out property listings via a print newspaper or by driving through desired neighborhoods in hopes of finding a “for sale” sign, digital sources offer more options and can make the home buying process easier. RELATED ARTICLES: Want …