Chicago Real Estate

6 Ways to Fight Foreclosure

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by Kurt Clements Sometimes, things don’t go as planned. Despite the best intentions, there are times when it’s impossible for homeowners to fulfill their mortgage obligations. When your misfortune turns into a foreclosure notice, these tips will help you control the situation and realize the best outcome. Work With Your Lender Open the lines of communication with your lender to stall …

Chicago Real Estate

What Is A Reverse Mortgage?

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by Kurt Clements A reverse mortgage is a way to use the equity value that built up in a home to improve the quality of life for those who have appropriate circumstances when they reach the retirement age of 62 or older. With a reverse mortgage, a person continues to live in their own home and retains the title to it …

Chicago Real Estate

Boom Or Bubble? – Home Prices Hit Record Highs Across America

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by Kurt Clements The rapidly rising home prices currently found in many parts of the United States make it seem like the Great Recession of 2008 never happened. While Chicago has not received the best recovery results, it still has strong numbers.  It took approximately eight years for home prices to recover the values that were equivalent to those they had …

Naperville Real Estate

Using Smart Home Technology To Help Sell It

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by Kurt Clements Smart home technology is useful for many reasons. It improves security, helps improve energy-efficiency, and makes it more convenient for the home’s occupants. There is also a new trend in the use of smart home technology as a sales tool to help sell a home or a condominium. A real-estate agency in Atlanta, Georgia is using Alexa® devices, …

Naperville Real Estate

6 Smart Ways Hardware Can Upgrade Your New Home

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by Kurt Clements Decorating and putting the finishing touches on your new home is definitely one of the most fun parts of moving. It’s satisfying to fill your new home with furnishings and décor choices that reflect your personality and lifestyle. One of the most overlooked aspects of decorating is the hardware. However, hardware changes can dramatically transform your home in …