5 Ways Investing in Chicago Real Estate Will Impact Your Future

Many long-term benefits come of the business of investing in real estate. The significant advantage is that you can build your own real estate investment business with a relatively small amount to start. If you’d like to understand more about how your actions as an investor today make a huge difference for all of your … Continued

Our Guide to Chicago Real Estate Contracts

In just about any real estate transaction, the number and complexity of contracts make it more than a little confusing. Nevertheless, contracts play a big role in real estate, especially when it comes to real estate investing. So whether you’re a buyer, a seller, or a full-blown investor, you need to have an understanding of … Continued

How To Make A Long Distance Move To or From Chicago

Even just a move across town can be stressful and overwhelming, even traumatic, and it only gets worse when you have to move a long distance. While moving to a new home can be exciting because it means starting a new chapter in your life, there’s not much most of us dread more than the … Continued

4 Things To Ask Your Lender In Chicago!

Most people, when shopping for a mortgage, usually think only (or at least mostly) about the amount they’ll have to pay each month in mortgage payments. That’s important, of course, but that’s certainly not all there is to it. There are several other considerations that are at least as important. In that vein, here are … Continued

Evaluating Your Moving Costs in Chicago

When it comes time to move, most of us have to budget carefully. But we can’t work up any kind of budget till we get a handle on the moving costs. There are, of course, a ton of smaller items involved in a move that will add to the cost, things such as boxes, tape, … Continued

Best Tax Deductions For Homeowners In Chicago

Tired of Uncle Sam reaching so deep into your pocket every year? Well, you have a lot of company. And if you’re a homeowner, you’re in luck because there are some significant deductions you can take at tax time. That way, you can keep a little more of your hard-earned money. Here are our picks … Continued

How To Decide Which Offer To Accept in Chicago

Getting multiple offers on your home is a good position to be in. It suggests the market favors sellers and your home has attractive qualities to different types of buyers. But is the offer for the most money the best offer? Not always. Here are some suggestions on how to decide which offer to accept … Continued

How To Ensure An Accurate Home Appraisal in Chicago

The appraisal is a funny thing. When you are buying a house, you secretly want it to come in lower to hopefully negotiate a better deal. As a seller, not only do you need it to come in at a value that the lender will fund the loan for, you want as much money as … Continued

Dissecting The Escrow Process For Chicago Real Estate

Buying or selling real estate involves a fairly complex and lengthy process with lots of confusing terms and technical jargon. Still, most people understand it all fairly well . . . till it comes to the escrow process. So let’s dissect the escrow process for Chicago real estate to make it a little less confusing … Continued

How To Add More Value to Your House in Chicago

The idea of homeownership is to build equity in your home that becomes an asset over time. In fact, a home is often the largest asset many people will ever have with the exception of perhaps a retirement plan. There are ways for you to maximize the value of the asset before you sell. Improvements can happen … Continued