Curious About Chicago Homeowners’ Association (HOA) Fees? Here’s What You Need to Know

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If you are thinking of buying a condominium or a home that is part of a planned community, you have likely come across the term “homeowners’ association” or HOA. In short, the HOA is a coalition of local Chicago homeowners who have banded together to manage the needs of the local community. Let’s explore the concept of the homeowners’ association, …

Should I Rent or Buy a Home?

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Renting Vs Buying. This can be a difficult decision to make. It requires you to carefully examine the factors and costs associated with each option. Which is better? That depends. Your unique economic situation, lifestyle and goals play the largest part in deciding what is better for you. It’s important to go into your calculations with open eyes. As much …

Things You Shouldn’t Do When Buying a Home

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Avoid these 9 homebuying mistakes. The last thing in the world you would ever want is to spend a bunch of time searching for a home, finding that perfect place and then not being approved for your mortgage. There are also many common mistakes homebuyers make that could make the process much more painful than it has to be. We’re …