How Local Schools Can Impact Your Home’s Value

How Local Schools Can Impact Your Home’s Value
Posted Monday October 21, 2019 in Real Estate

Schools are, of course, an influence on surrounding home prices. A good school district can increase buyer demand within its boundaries, which in turn increases home values. Homes located in high-scoring school districts attract more buyers, including parents who want their children to go to good schools and others who understand that a good school…
Reasons to Buy a Home Now

Reasons to Buy a Home Now
Posted Monday September 16, 2019 in Real Estate

Whether you are a first-time buyer or looking to move up to the home of your dreams, now is a great time to purchase a home in Illinois. Here are three major reasons to buy today. 1. Affordability Many people focus solely on price when talking about home affordability. Since home prices have appreciated throughout…
Things To Do Before the Movers Arrive

Things To Do Before the Movers Arrive
Posted Monday September 9, 2019 in Real Estate

Working with professional movers is a great option for people making big moves, moving with kids, or moving large or fragile items that would be otherwise impossible to transport. But while many moving companies do a great job of providing end-to-end service, there are some things that only you can do to make the whole…
Americans Feel Great About Real Estate

Americans Feel Great About Real Estate
Posted Monday September 2, 2019 in Real Estate

Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index surged to a new high as consumers became more upbeat about buying and selling, mortgage rates, and their jobs. Five of the six components measured by the index rose month over month. “Consumer job confidence and favorable mortgage rate expectations lifted the HPSI to a new survey high in…
Reasons You Should Not FSBO

Reasons You Should Not FSBO
Posted Monday August 19, 2019 in Real Estate

Rising home prices coupled with a lack of inventory in today’s market may cause some homeowners to consider selling their home on their own (known in the industry as a For Sale By Owner). However, a FSBO might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. Online Strategy Recent studies have shown…
Escrow 101 for Illinois Home Buyers

Escrow 101 for Illinois Home Buyers
Posted Monday July 15, 2019 in Real Estate

When you buy a house in Illinois, you basically have to learn a whole new language. Between figuring things out with your mortgage lender and navigating the results of the home inspection, you’re probably googling words left and right. It’s important to protect yourself during this major transaction. And that’s why one of the words…
Tips For Knowing When to Upsize or Downsize

Tips For Knowing When to Upsize or Downsize
Posted Monday June 24, 2019 in Real Estate

Are you considering moving to a new Illinois home? Perhaps you think a change will make everyone happier, and help you keep up with the cost and upkeep of homeownership. Right-sizing is a common term used to describe the process of choosing a home to fit your current needs. Here are four ways to tell…
Hire an Inspector When Buying a Home

Hire an Inspector When Buying a Home
Posted Monday May 27, 2019 in Real Estate

Hiring a home inspector will be one of the best decisions you make if you're in the market for a new Illinois home. The most qualified inspector can give you all the details that you need to either move forward with the sale or look elsewhere for a different home. Home Valuation The price that…
Explaining Real Estate Commission

Explaining Real Estate Commission
Posted Monday May 13, 2019 in Real Estate

If you hire a real estate agent to help you buy, sell, or rent a house in Illinois, this professional gets paid through a real estate commission. So how much do you pay, and what for? Is there any wiggle room to negotiate this fee? How much is a real estate commission? Rather than getting…
5 Moving Mistakes to Avoid

5 Moving Mistakes to Avoid
Posted Monday April 15, 2019 in Real Estate

Moving can be a long and difficult process. It’s no surprise that many people experience hiccups along the way. These tips may alleviate the pain and frustration that comes with making those mistakes. Keep reading to learn about some of the most common moving mistakes, as well as how to fix them. Not scheduling your…
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