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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When Is The Best Time To Do Your Roof Maintenance?

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by Kurt Clements In Chicago our roofs get taken to town with the extreme weather we have.  You need to have roof maintenance days set aside for your home. Perform roof maintenance on sunny days when there’s less chance of slipping. Blocking off a weekend twice a year gives you plenty of time to complete the items below without rushing or …

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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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What’s Your Home Actually Worth? Discover What Buyers Will Pay in Today’s Market

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By Kurt Clements It’s easy to look up how much money you have in your savings account or the real-time value of your stock investments. But determining the dollar value of your South Side Chicago home is trickier. As a seller, knowing your home’s worth helps you price it correctly when you put it up for sale and list your …

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5 Key Tips To Prepare For A Quick Mortgage Approval

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by Kurt Clements I love working with my South Side Chicago buyers and giving them the news that they have a mortgage approval. Whether you’re finally prepared to get into the real estate market or you want to know how you can make a deal quick, there are a few necessary documents you’ll need to prove your reliability to a mortgage …

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Down Payment Money Saving Mistakes

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by Kurt Clements Are you saving up money for a down payment on your new South Side Chicago home? Saving money to put down on a home is always a smart idea, but there are right ways and wrong ways to go about it. Understanding how to best save for a down payment will go a long way toward ensuring you’re …

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Bold Wallpaper Makes A Statement In 2019

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by Kurt Clements From a sophisticated couch to a stunning art print, there are plenty of ways that you can dress up your South Side Chicago living room and instantly change its vibe. You may not realize it, but wallpaper is back in fashion and becoming another popular way to instantly revamp a room. If you’re contemplating ways that wallpaper can …

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8 Ways To Maintain A Great Credit Score

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Kurt Clements Having an excellent credit score is very useful when you are ready to purchase another or your first south side Chicago home. The following are some tips on how to maintain a superb credit score. Open Credit Accounts When You Do Not Need Them If you don’t have any credit accounts, you will have a low score. The …