What Chicago Homebuyers Need to Know About Earnest Money

Putting your first offer in on your dream home is exciting and stressful, and you want to make sure you’re putting your best foot forward with the seller. Today, we’re going to help you out by making that initial offer great from the very beginning and go through what Chicago homebuyers need to know about … Continued

The Closing: How Long Will the Process Take When Buying a House in Chicago?

During the process of buying (or selling) a house, there are typically two nail-biting stages or milestones. For buyers, these are getting pre-approved for a mortgage and closing, both involving not a little anticipation and anxiety. Here we want to examine the closing process because there is so much confusion and misinformation surrounding it. Let’s … Continued

5 Things Home Buyers Wish They Knew Before Purchasing a House in Chicago

You’ve probably heard the term “buyer’s remorse.” It happens more than you’d think for home buyers, especially first-time buyers. The process of buying a home – from getting financing to negotiating to closing – can be a lengthy and complex process. Much of it buyers are unfamiliar with and so wind up making some missteps. … Continued

5 Myths People Often Believe About Buying Real Estate In Chicago

Buying a home is a big deal – probably the largest financial transaction of your life. And everyone will have advice for you, from family to friends to coworkers to complete strangers. The problem is, though, that a lot of that “advice” is flawed or just sheer myth. And when doing something as big as … Continued

How Much Can You Really Afford To Borrow When Buying A Chicago House?

Finding your dream home is exciting. But finding out you can’t afford your dream home can be depressing. Don’t fall into the trap of shopping for something you can’t afford. Find out how much you can really afford to borrow when buying a Chicago house before you start the search. Your real estate agent is … Continued

Choosing The Right Home Inspector in Chicago

One of the most important parts of the home buying process is getting inspections done. It’s important because as a buyer of an investment worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, you need to have as much information about what is broken or about to be broken in the home. Your real estate agent will be critical to … Continued

Buying A House in 2020? Here Are A Rundown of Your Costs in Chicago

When thinking about the cost of buying a house, many people consider only the down payment and the monthly mortgage payments. There are, however, many more costs involved in buying a house, including several one-time costs (many of them upfront) and not a few recurring costs or expenses. So, in order to stay within your … Continued