South Side Chicago Real Estate

Buying A Home In Foreclosure

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by Kurt Clements If we had a nickel for every time a client in Chicago told us they wanted to buy a foreclosure we would be well, you know where this is going. Foreclosure is a process that happens over many months. There are various opportunities to acquire real estate that is in a different stage of foreclosure, including before the …

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How Often Should Your Real Estate Agent Contact You?

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by Kurt Clements If this is your first time working with a real estate agent in the South Side of Chicago, you may be wondering how often you’ll be in contact with your real estate agent. Obviously, you want to be sure they’re still working for you even when you don’t hear from them. So how often should your real estate …

5 Home-Buying Pitfalls To Avoid

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 by Kurt Clements Buying your first South Side of Chicago home can be nerve-racking, especially if it’s the first time and especially if you are not using a top South Side of Chicago Realtor.  Ahem, me ([email protected]). The buying process is exciting and often complex. The chances of making a mistake are relatively high. In today’s South Side of Chicago real …

9 Ways to Share the Spirit of the Season—Starting From Home

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By Kurt Clements The holiday season is upon us, and many of us have already begun to celebrate. From trimming trees to lighting candles, it’s the time of year to fill your homes (and hearts) with holiday joy. But there’s no need to stop at your front door. Let the spirit of the season radiate outward from your house into …

Guide to Quartz, Granite and Laminate Countertops

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by Kurt Clements It can be confusing choosing the right countertop material for your kitchen. Most investors for Chicago rehabbed homes on the South Side use granite, but more and more are using quartz.  Here is a list of some common countertop materials along with their pros and cons. Knowing the differences will help you choose the right material to serve …

3 Important Factors That Affect Your Real Estate Transaction

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by Kurt Clements The real estate market in the south side of Chicago is quite different from other markets and can be confusing for even the most experienced buyers and sellers. You will need the help of a real estate agent whether you are an experienced buyer or doing it for the first time. I happen to be one of …

What Is Ahead For Chicago Real Estate

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by Kurt Clements While no one can predict the future with certainty, most experts expect to see modest growth in the U.S. housing market for the remainder of this year and next. Inventory will remain tight, mortgage rates will continue to creep up, and affordability will remain a major issue in many parts of the country. So what does that …