Chicago Real Estate

Smooth Move: Do These Six Things When Transitioning Towns

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by Kurt Clements It can be physically and emotionally challenging when moving from one town to another. There are lots of things going on at once; the actual packing and moving your belongings, saying goodbye to friends, changing jobs and just getting used to a new way of living. It can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Try these …

Chicago Real Estate

How Color Can Affect Your Home and Psyche

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by Kurt Clements Are you dreaming in color of your future new Chicago home? You probably can’t wait to get your hands on a paintbrush and a bucket of beautiful new paint. But how will you choose the colors to decorate your new home? If you’ve been to a paint store recently, you know there are thousands upon thousands of shades …

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 …

South Side Chicago Real Estate

Can I Qualify For A Mortgage Without W-2 Income?

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by Kurt Clements It’s more common these days to have non-traditional income that doesn’t fall into the W-2 category. Many people work in what is referred to as the “gig economy,” where income might come from a variety of freelance sources. Other times, people don’t have W-2 income because they are retired or have an independent source of wealth that generates …

South Side Chicago Real Estate

Loan Servicing Companies

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by Kurt Clements What happens when you suddenly get a notice to pay your mortgage to a company you may have never heard of? How do you determine if this is a legitimate request or a scam?  This happens all of the time to our South Side Chicago homeowners. A borrower may get a written notice or an email that their …

South Side Chicago Real Estate

Case-Shiller: Home Price Growth Slows in March

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by Kurt Clements Case-Shiller Indices reported slower home price growth in March with a 3.70 percent gain year-over-year as compared to 3.90 percent home price growth for the year-over-year period in 2018. This was the slowest pace of home price growth in seven years. The 20-City Home Price Index showed Las Vegas, Nevada as having the top year-over-year home price growth …

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Make The Most Of Your Small Chicago Yard Space

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by Kurt Clements It’s great to have a yard in Chicago, but so many city homes have limited green space. If you’re wondering what you can do with your patch of green space or small yard, here are a few options for making it aesthetically appealing and still maximize the potential. Pick A Centerpiece In order to stretch the look of …

South Side Chicago Realtor

Want to Make A Richer Life? Take Time To Make Time

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by Kurt Clements Many who are financially sound in Chicago got that way by being skilled at accumulating wealth. The question is, did they also accumulate quality of life? Working all the time to build wealth, while at the same time lacking happy experiences with those who are important, is not creating a rich life. Here are some ideas to promote …

Real Estate Investment South Side Chicago

How to Become A Billionaire Land Trader

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by Kurt Clements Trading land like a billionaire, even in the South Side of Chicago, relies on three simple premises. The first one is to acquire the land for cheap. The second one is to never intend to sell it. The third one is, if you trade it, trade up. Howard Hughes Billionaires that start with an inheritance have an advantage. …

South Side Chicago Real Estate

5 Ways To Find Properties For Sale That Are Not Listed Yet

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by Kurt Clements Real estate agents in the South Side of Chicago, who are successful, know that getting listings is the life energy of their business. It is boring to sit around waiting for a new client to call. It is expensive to spend extraordinary amounts of money on general advertising to get listings. Clever real estate people learn how to …