Chicago Real Estate

Important Tips To Help Kids Adjust To The Move

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by Kurt Clements Moving your family in Chicago takes a certain amount of adjustment. Kids of all ages may need a little help getting used to the new environment. Help kids adjust to the move by keeping the following in mind. Kids Are Resilient Don’t overly worry about how your kids will adjust to the move. Kids are resilient. They tend …

Chicago Real Estate

A $400,000 Profit From Flipping A Single House?

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by Kurt Clements Flipping homes is popular once again in Chicago, especially in the South Side of Chicago. It took about eight years after the Great Recession that started in 2006 for home prices to rebound to the levels seen before the recession. Then, by 2016, in many areas, home prices started to rapidly increase. The increases in home prices caused …

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Are Tiny Homes Here To Stay?

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by Kurt Clements The average size of an American home has been increasing since the 1970s. The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) reports that, in 1973, the median size for a new home in the United States was 1,660 square feet, still larger than the average bungalow in Chicago! Over the past 45 years or so, this increased by more than 1,000 …

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Should You Relocate A House To Improve Its Value?

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by Kurt Clements What can be done with a house that is just perfect but it is in a bad neighborhood or a dangerous spot? Think about homes that are in decent condition; yet, too close to the water. America is experiencing flooding now that is not supposed to happen in 500 years.  Just this past weekend Chicago experienced flooding areas …

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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4 Tips To Ensure A Successful Closing

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by Kurt Clements As you come up to the date of your closing on your new Chicago home, there’s time to reflect on everything that led to this step. Your real estate agent, mortgage broker, title company and others all work hard to ensure a successful closing for you. They’re all in your corner, hoping for the same outcome as you. …

Chicago Real Estate

Home Staging Tip – Urban Gardening in Small Spaces

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by Kurt Clements Home staging means getting a home ready for sale with the goal to maximize the sale price and close a sale as fast as possible. Some home staging tasks are very dreary, like having to get the place sparkling clean. That is really not fun work. It may be better, if it is affordable, for the homeowner to …

South Side Chicago Real Estate

7 New Home Upgrades that Could Save Your Life

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by Kurt Clements One of the best things about moving into your new Chicago home is personalizing it and really making it yours. From hanging wall art to arranging furniture to finding the perfect spot for your grandmother’s hand crocheted afghan, it’s a real joy to decorate. But are you forgetting about the big investment you just made? Consider the following …

South Side Chicago Real Estate

3D Printing Used For Home Renovations And Construction

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by Kurt Clements 3D printing technology is a game-changer in the home construction business, including Chicago.  I thinks that the South Side of Chicago could benefit from these homes.  Not only is the technology capable of printing a home, but it can also be used to print one at a much lower cost when compared to traditional home construction. All3DP reports …

South Side Chicago Real Estate

Why Do People Stage Homes To Sell?

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by Kurt Clements If you’re selling your Chicago home, your real estate agent has likely advised you to stage your home to sell. But why exactly do people stage homes to sell? Some people go to great lengths to stage their home too, even going so far as moving possessions into storage units or renting furnishings! Check out our recent sales …