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Spring Market Success: Buyer 101
Did you know that the real estate industry’s spring market kicks off at the beginning of February? It may seem a bit early, but...
Home Buying in the Virtual Age
Times are changing and evolving, and so is the home buying process. With the current situation surrounding COVID-19, home buyers have had to adjust how...
Why you must use a Realtor when buying new construction
Many buyers of new construction walk into the property with a checkbook, and no Realtor to guide them. Big mistake – here's why.
5 Reasons to Hug a Tree (or Buy a Home on...
The City of Chicago just announced it will plant 6,260 trees by the end of October —800 more than originally planned. That's good news for city dwellers who like breathing air, saving on air conditioning bills, driving on unflooded streets and having fewer ozone days.
Riding Home: How to Buy Near Bike Lanes
According to the city's website, Chicago currently has more than 200 miles of on-street protected, buffered and shared bike lanes, many miles of off-street paths (including the 18.5-mile lakefront trail), more than 13,000 bike racks and sheltered, high-capacity, bike parking areas at many CTA rail stations.
5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Foreclosed Home
Sure, you can get a great deal buying a foreclosed property. But like anything else that sounds too good to be true, it usually comes with its own set of problems.
The High Life: What it’s Like to Live in a Loft
You probably already know that loft dwellers are cooler than the rest of us. They have great parties, artwork they bought somewhere far away, and the most interesting friends in the world.
How to Build Mortgage-Worthy Credit
With mortgage rates lingering at their historic lows, there is infinite possibility (and opportunity!) for first-time home buyers and previous homeowners to take advantage of great...
Navigating Chicago’s Zoning Ordinances for Home Buyers
You've wound through the maze of Chicago homes for sale, found the one that's perfect for you and are on your way to becoming...
How to Avoid the Emotional Homebuyer’s Top 5 Mistakes
You're one to avoid impulsive purchases or those that are emotionally driven. Still, it's expected that some of life's larger purchases–like buying a a...