Chicago Real Estate

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 …

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How To Find Hot Real Estate Markets

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by Kurt Clements A hot market in Chicago’s real estate is identified by a few things, which include higher prices, lower amounts of unsold inventory, and desirable neighborhoods. Neighborhoods can increase in value because of having an excellent location, high-paying jobs, quality schools, and a variety of attractive amenities. Hot Markets Are After The Fact Properties in a hot market may …

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How To Maximize The Resale Value Of Your Home

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by Kurt Clements In Chicago Maximizing your Home’s Value is exactly what Insider Show Homes is all about. There are a few things to consider, when selling a home, that will help you maximize your potential for a better sales price. Seasoned real estate professionals are one of your best resources for these tips. The Buyer’s First Impression Is Emotional The …

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Fed Lowers Key Interest Rate For First Time Since Great Recession

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by Kurt Clements The Federal Open Market Committee of the Federal Reserve announced the first rate cut to its key interest rate range since the Great Recession ushered in a series of rate cuts described as “quantitative easing.” The Fed committee confirmed a quarter-point cut to 2.00 to 2.25 percent. Fed Chair Jerome Powell described the rate cut as a “mid-cycle …

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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How To Buy A Bargain Home As A Short Sale

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by Kurt Clements Does it make sense to buy a short sale in Chicago right now? A short sale is when the mortgage lender(s) agrees to sell the property for a lower amount than the loan-balance remaining. During the worst moments of the 2006 to 2008 real estate crisis, homes sold as short sales for a fraction of their value. Lenders …

Hey South Siders!  Here’s Your Weekly List Of Upcoming Events!

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by Kurt Clements Hey South Siders!  Here’s your weekly list of fun, upcoming events focused in the South Side, the Southwest Side, the Far Southwest Side, and the Far Southeast Side of Chicago. By the way, 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 …

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The Community Reinvestment Act Explained In Simple Terms

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by Kurt Clements The federal government adopted the Housing and Community Development Act in 1977, and the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) portion was designed to prompt lending institutions to provide mortgages for low- and moderate-income Americans. The underlying reasoning for the CRA was to discourage discriminatory lending practices that inhibited low-income communities and neighborhoods. Over the years, its regulations have been …

Hey South Siders!  Here’s Your Weekly List Of Upcoming Events!

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by Kurt Clements Hey South Siders!  Here’s your weekly list of fun, upcoming events focused in the South Side, the Southwest Side, the Far Southwest Side, and the Far Southeast Side of Chicago. By the way, 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 …