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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14 Remodeling Projects That Increase the Value of Your Home

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by Kurt Clements Your home in Chicago or the Chicago suburbs is likely your largest investment. Beyond repairs and regular maintenance to keep it clean, comfortable, and safe, there are a number of projects that can increase the resale value of your property. These renovations top the list of changes you can make that positively impact your home’s value. Kitchen With …

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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 …

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8 Ways To Maintain A Great Credit Score

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Kurt Clements Having an excellent credit score is very useful when you are ready to purchase another or your first south side Chicago home. The following are some tips on how to maintain a superb credit score. Open Credit Accounts When You Do Not Need Them If you don’t have any credit accounts, you will have a low score. The …

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3 Questions to Ask Before You Buy Your First Home

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by Kurt Clements Hunting for your new home in the south side of Chicago can be a confusing process. There are countless factors you need to take into account to ensure your new location fits your family’s lifestyle and preferences. In their excitement, first-time home buyers can easily overlook some essential points about their potential property. When you’re searching for your …

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Sound Advice From Successful Home Sellers

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by Kurt Clements The real estate market in the south side of Chicago and all the things involved in selling a home can seem complicated, and it can be very hard to know which tips to trust. While there’s plenty of great advice to go around from many knowledgeable sources, here are some of the best tips from home sellers who …

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 26th, 2019

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by Kurt Clements As a Realtor in the South Side of Chicago and South Suburbs of Chicago I know how important an adjustment of interest rates can be.  Last week’s economic news included readings on homebuilder confidence in housing market conditions, minutes of January’s Federal Open Market Committee meeting, and existing home sales reported by the National Association of Realtors®. Weekly …

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Garage Organization Ideas For Your New Home

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by Kurt Clements Now that you have a beautiful new South Side Chicago home with a garage, the fun of organizing can begin. When your garage is well organized, everything is much easier. You can get home projects finished faster, get out the door quicker and better enjoy all your sporting activities. Here are some tips to organize your new garage. …

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5 Simple Tips To Make Your Home Showings Easier

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by Kurt Clements Your real estate agent will likely give you 24 hours’ notice before bringing over interested buyers to see your South Side Chicago home. Sometimes eager buyers may request less of an advance, or even ask for a last minute showing when you are not sure if you put your clothes in the laundry basket or not. Since you’re …

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Mortgage Challenges For Self-Employed Home Buyers

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by Kurt Clements Self-employed business ownership is alive and well in the South Side of Chicago.  This makes real estate purchases difficult for self-employed borrowers and frustrating for a south side Realtor like me.  It’s no secret that mortgage lending institutions look favorably on steady paychecks and positive debt-to-income ratios. That can leave many self-employed prospective home buyers feeling anxious about …