Real Estate South Side Chicago

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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3 Pros And Cons Of Renting Or Owning A Home

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by Kurt Clements Home ownership is highly valued in our culture and in the South Side of Chicago it is no different. However, buying a home isn’t the best decision for everyone. Examine the differences between owning and renting your home to help you decide if now is the time to buy. Effect On Flexibility Renters enjoy more freedom than homeowners. …

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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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Looking For A Major Lifestyle Change? Consider Buying A ‘Micro’ Home

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by Kurt Clements With the sometimes high cost of buying in the South Side of Chicago, South Chicago Suburbs and maintaining a home and the concept of being sustainable becoming more popular, many people are considering moving to a smaller home to minimize their impact. It’s important, however, to consider what living small is really like before deciding that it’s the …

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14 Remodeling Projects That Increase the Value of Your Home

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by Kurt Clements Your home in Chicago or the Chicago suburbs is likely your largest investment. Beyond repairs and regular maintenance to keep it clean, comfortable, and safe, there are a number of projects that can increase the resale value of your property. These renovations top the list of changes you can make that positively impact your home’s value. Kitchen With …

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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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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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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 …