South Side Chicago Real Estate

4 Ways A Little Paint Can Revitalize Your Home

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by Kurt Clements Fixing up your home to sell in the South Side of Chicago doesn’t have to be a budget-breaker. You can revitalize the look of your property with a little bit of paint in the right places. Here are some areas that will really stand out to prospective buyers. 1. Front Door The front door always makes the first …

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3 Ways to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Your Home Renovation Project

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by Kurt Clements The right home renovation strategy can increase your property value in the South Side of Chicago. It can also improve the comfort and utility of your space. However, your actions could have a harsh impact on our natural resources. Here are several ways you can reduce your renovation’s effect on the environment and keep the South Side of …

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Managing Finances Before Applying For A Mortgage

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by Kurt Clements Are you planning on using a mortgage to help cover the cost of your new home purchase in the South Side of Chicago? If so, you will want to prepare your finances and figure out how you will manage all those wallet-draining monthly expenses. Let’s take a look at how to run a quick financial health check to …

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States With The Best Opportunities To Acquire Investment Property

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by Kurt Clements It wasn’t long ago that Illinois, specifically the South Side of Chicago was full of “deals” for real estate investors.  Real estate investors sometimes get stuck in a rut. They repeat the same type of investment that they did before. This is not necessarily a bad thing because a successful experience is worth repeating. However, it is also …

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9 Strategies to Handle Home Maintenance Costs

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by Kurt Clements Maintenance is an important part of home ownership, especially with 100 year old homes in the South Side of Chicago. Improper care compromises the safety of your property and can result in big repair bills. Include these strategies in your maintenance plan to reduce your out-of-pocket costs. Educate Yourself It’s usually cheaper to do most home maintenance jobs …

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Real Estate Investing 101: Identify Your Investing Style

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by Kurt Clements Are you just starting on your real estate investing journey in the South Side of Chicago? Many newcomers are surprised to learn that there’s more to making money on the real estate market than buying and selling. These are some of the most popular strategies real estate investors use to create profits. Which one is right for you? …

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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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11 Simple Ways To Save Money Toward The Purchase Of Your New Home

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by Kurt Clements If you find it difficult to make ends meet, these tips will help you save money in ways that are easy to do and create substantial savings over time so you are ready to purchase a south side suburbs Chicago home. Declutter Get rid of stuff you do use or need by having a garage or yard sale …

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FOMC Meeting Minutes: Why Fed’s Rate Policy Reversed Course

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by Kurt Clements What does the latest federal funds rate mean to would be buyers and sellers in the South Side of Chicago? After raising the target range for the federal funds rate in 2018, the Fed’s Federal Open Market Committee did not raise the Central Bank’s key interest rate at its meeting of January 29 and 30. While Committee members …

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How To Cut A Great Deal On A New Home Construction

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by Kurt Clements Savvy home buyers often get great deals on new construction homes by asking for deals and discounts and doing some up-front research.  In the south suburbs of Chicago and in the Morgan Park Neighborhood of the south side there are new construction neighborhoods ripe for the picking. Home builders often dislike offering steep discounts in sales prices because …