Recently Inherited a Chicago Home That You Don’t Need? Here’s How to Get It Sold Without Too Much Stress

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Has a loved one or family member recently passed on and left you with their Chicago home? Inheriting a house can be a delightful gift, but it can also present a significant number of challenges that you must navigate. Let’s explore how to deal with an inherited house and, should you decide to, how to sell it without incurring too …

3 Tips To Consider When Buying A Chicago Home With An FHA Mortgage

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FHA loans are becoming increasingly popular these days as potential homeowners may not able to qualify as easily for conventional mortgages. The FHA insures some higher-risk loans, in turn allowing borrowers with low down payments and less than perfect credit to purchase a Chicago home and bolster the housing market. However, while getting through the loan process with an FHA …

When Is the Right Time to Buy Your First Chicago Home? Use This Easy 4 Point Checklist

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Are you growing tired of renting? Or perhaps you’ve recently graduated from college and are looking to set down some roots? Whatever the case, buying your first Chicago home is an exciting prospect. Let’s take a look at a quick and easy four-point checklist that you can use to determine if you are ready to buy your first home. #1: …

The 4-Step Financial Checkup to Get Ready for a Mortgage This Year

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Are you ready to join the ranks of owning a Chicago Home in our local community? Congratulations – homeownership is a big step towards building your net worth and financial freedom. However, it is also a significant transaction that will affect your finances for the foreseeable future. Let’s take a look at a quick four-step checklist that will help you to …

Sellin’ Ain’t Easy: 4 Reasons Why You Will Want to Engage a Professional Real Estate Sales Agent

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Are you listing your Chicago home for sale this year? If so, you may be wondering just why you need the services of a real estate agent. Sure, it is theoretically possible to handle the entire process yourself and be successful. However, if you’re inexperienced, you may end up stumbling. Let’s explore four reasons why you will want to enlist …

Questions and Answers Regarding Escrow Accounts

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Whether you are purchasing a new Chicago home or you are considering applying to refinance your home, chances are the lender will require an escrow account. These accounts are often a source of confusion for homeowners. In reality, these accounts benefit the homeowner and help protect the lender. What is an escrow account? Escrow accounts are sometimes called “impound” accounts. …

Home Pricing 101: Understanding How to Set Your Chicago Home Selling Price and Why It’s a Big Decision

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Are you thinking about placing your Chicago home up for sale in the near future? If you dwell too much on the process itself, selling your home may seem a bit daunting. You have to deal with photos, listings, open houses, bids, counteroffers and much more. One of the decisions you will be faced with is setting the selling price …

4 Chicago Home Improvement Shortcuts That Can Lead to Disaster — and How to Avoid Them

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Are you itching to renovate your Chicago Home? With spring on the way, you might be tempted to launch those home improvement projects that you contemplated over the winter. However, as with any project, you will want to get things right. Let’s take a look at four renovation shortcuts that can lead to disaster and the steps you can take …

Down Payments 101: Is It Worth It to Put More Than 20 Percent Down on a Chicago Home?

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Are you thinking of buying a new Chicago home this spring or summer? If so, you’re not alone. Many thousands of individuals and families alike will become homeowners this year. Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned veteran of the housing market, you probably know there are significant choices to make. One of the big decisions you will have …