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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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Are Multi-Unit Properties the Right Move for You?

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by Kurt Clements In the South Side of Chicago, real estate isn’t a one-size-fits-all pursuit. Buying and renting multi-unit properties is one of the ways investors build residual income while increasing their property portfolios. However, multi-unit rentals come with some unique challenges. Are you ready to manage a multi-unit rental property in Chicago? Ask yourself these questions to help you decide …

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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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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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5 Ways Bridge Loans Help Real Estate Investors Increase Profits

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by Kurt Clements Chicago and especially the south side of Chicago’s real estate investment market is on fire (Crain’s Article Here for more details). Bridge loans, which are also commonly referred to as interim financing, gap financing or swing loans, help a motivated home buyer to secure financing before their home or investment property sells. Lenders can usually modify these flexible …

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 26th, 2019

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by Kurt Clements As a Realtor in the South Side of Chicago and South Suburbs of Chicago I know how important an adjustment of interest rates can be.  Last week’s economic news included readings on homebuilder confidence in housing market conditions, minutes of January’s Federal Open Market Committee meeting, and existing home sales reported by the National Association of Realtors®. Weekly …

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5 Simple Tips To Make Your Home Showings Easier

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by Kurt Clements Your real estate agent will likely give you 24 hours’ notice before bringing over interested buyers to see your South Side Chicago home. Sometimes eager buyers may request less of an advance, or even ask for a last minute showing when you are not sure if you put your clothes in the laundry basket or not. Since you’re …

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3 Ways To Help Your Kids Deal With The Move

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by Kurt Clements Kids of all ages often have a hard time dealing with moving, even when just moving from one South Side Chicago neighborhood to another. They may not be able to understand why the family can’t stay in the same place forever. Even with explanations, children often can’t readily envision how amazing the new place will be. Here are …

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Auction 101: Bidding On Your First Property

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by Kurt Clements Are you thinking of buying an auction home to invest in the South Side of Chicago? With the right combination of strategy, knowledge, and luck, flipping houses can create big profits for short-term investors. However, your path to success starts at your first auction. For first-timers who are intimidated by their lack of experience at public auctions, follow …