Category: Buying advice

Roman Boed Gold Coast

Chicago housing market report indicates a seller’s market

Coldwell Banker has released the housing market data for October in Chicago, and overall it paints a promising picture, particularly on the luxury end of the spectrum! Here’s what they …

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Tony Webster Mortgages

New lending rules: How TRID affects homebuyers

New mortgage lending laws go into effect this week. You know TRID affects homebuyers, but how can you best prepare?

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Michael Daddino fed reserve

Housing market looking good after interest rate news

The Fed didn't raise the interest rate yesterday. What does it mean for the housing market?

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Michael new construction

Buying a home: Why it doesn’t pay to wait

With rates on the rise and loan restrictions making it harder to get approved, buying a home now is the key to getting the best deal.

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Roman Boed Gold Coast (2)

Co-op versus condo: A primer

When buying a new home, it's important to know whether you'll own it outright or not. Here's a quick guide to co-op versus condo.

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Frame Houses Wrigleyville

Average US home prices rise above 2007 levels

The housing market continues its very solid recovery; average US home prices are up to nearly pre-Recession levels.

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Laurie Chipps torn down house

Foreclosures and short sales: The inside scoop

There are a host of things to know before diving into the world of foreclosures and short sales. We're here to help.

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Taylor and Justin

Tips for becoming an owner occupied investor: An interview with our clients Taylor and Justin

Clients Taylor and Justin talk about their experience buying and rehabbing an owner occupied investment property in Bridgeport.

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Tony Webster El tracks

Chicago real estate dilemma: To live next to the El or not?

Proximity to the El tracks does affect Chicago real estate. But what is it really like to live next to the train?

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