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What Causes Mortgage Interest Rates To Fluctuate?

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by Kurt Clements The mortgage interest rate represents the cost of borrowing money to purchase a property. Mortgage interest rates are not fixed; that is, they fluctuate from one period of time to the next. Many different factors play into what your mortgage interest rate will finally turn out to be. Some of these factors have to deal with the economy …

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What Makes Up A PITI Mortgage Payment?

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by Kurt Clements Many Chicago mortgage payments are made up of four parts, called PITI. PITI is an acronym that stands for principal, interest, tax, and insurance. It’s important to understand PITI because it is the real number you need to use in order to find out how much mortgage you can afford to pay each month. One of the biggest …

This Week’s Upcoming Events!

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by Kurt Clements Here is This Week’s Upcoming Events!  If you have anything you would like us to promote, please email me at least 1 week in advance at [email protected]! Farmer’s Markets Complete List Of City Of Chicago Farmer’s Markets – Check link for days, times, and details. Yelp List of Suburban Farmer’s Markets– Enter your location and check Yelp …

This Week’s Upcoming Events!

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by Kurt Clements Here is This Week’s Upcoming Events!  If you have anything you would like us to promote, please email me at least 1 week in advance at [email protected]! Farmer’s Markets Complete List Of City Of Chicago Farmer’s Markets – Check link for days, times, and details. Yelp List of Suburban Farmer’s Markets– Enter your location and check Yelp …

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Important Tips To Help Kids Adjust To The Move

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by Kurt Clements Moving your family in Chicago takes a certain amount of adjustment. Kids of all ages may need a little help getting used to the new environment. Help kids adjust to the move by keeping the following in mind. Kids Are Resilient Don’t overly worry about how your kids will adjust to the move. Kids are resilient. They tend …

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A $400,000 Profit From Flipping A Single House?

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by Kurt Clements Flipping homes is popular once again in Chicago, especially in the South Side of Chicago. It took about eight years after the Great Recession that started in 2006 for home prices to rebound to the levels seen before the recession. Then, by 2016, in many areas, home prices started to rapidly increase. The increases in home prices caused …

Hey Chicagoland!  Here’s Your Weekly List Of Upcoming Events!

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by Kurt Clements Hey Chicagoland!  Here’s your weekly list of fun, upcoming events. If you have any events you would like us to promote for you please email me at least 1 week in advance at [email protected]! Farmer’s Markets Complete List Of City Of Chicago Farmer’s Markets – Check link for days, times, and details. Yelp List of Suburban Farmer’s …

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Are Tiny Homes Here To Stay?

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by Kurt Clements The average size of an American home has been increasing since the 1970s. The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) reports that, in 1973, the median size for a new home in the United States was 1,660 square feet, still larger than the average bungalow in Chicago! Over the past 45 years or so, this increased by more than 1,000 …

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Should You Relocate A House To Improve Its Value?

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by Kurt Clements What can be done with a house that is just perfect but it is in a bad neighborhood or a dangerous spot? Think about homes that are in decent condition; yet, too close to the water. America is experiencing flooding now that is not supposed to happen in 500 years.  Just this past weekend Chicago experienced flooding areas …

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Tips On Making Friends In Your New Neighborhood

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by Kurt Clements It’s often harder to make friends as an adult than it is when you’re a child. It’s even more challenging to make adult friends when you move into your new Chicago neighborhood. You may feel like people already have their own group of friends and aren’t looking to include newcomers. Of course, that’s just an illusion. Here are …