It’s time. You’re ready to move on from following your landlord’s rules and ready to purchase a place you can call home. Follow these steps to make transitioning from renting to buying as easy as possible. Consider Your Financial Situation While buying a home may be a better way to build wealth, buying a home […]
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Home warranties can help you save money on appliance repairs and maintenance of your home, but they may not be right for everyone. So, if you’ve just bought a home, and are debating whether a home warranty is right for you, here’s what you need to know. The Difference Between Insurance & Warranties You may […]
The time has come to let go of your current home, and congratulations, you got an offer from a prospective buyer! Now, the question is, what should you take into consideration when looking at an offer? Here’s what you and your REALTOR® should look at when deciding whether to accept or reject an offer, because […]
We’re all looking for ways to cut costs and save money. According to Numbeo, the average price of utilities, including electricity, heating, cooling, water and garbage, in Chicago costs $163.52 per month for a 915 square foot apartment. However, there are small habits you can build into your day-to-day life that will add up to […]
When purchasing a home, there are many things that come into consideration, however, some of the most common things that you might hear about purchasing a home might not tell you everything you need to know about purchasing a home. Here are some common myths you may hear about when purchasing a home and the […]
Closing costs are a one time payment that is made on your home on the day the sale closes. However, not all closing costs are created equal. Some are negotiable, while others are set in stone. Here is what you need to know about them. Overview of Closing Costs Closing costs, in short, is the […]
Selling your home is not always a straightforward process. Sometimes, it can be complex and time-consuming, but understanding the steps to successfully sell a home will ease your stress. By knowing how to get your house selling ready, you can make sure that your home is selling at the price you want and ensure the […]
Home is where the heart is, and if you’re ready to sell your current home, you want to make sure you’re putting your trust in the right hands. Your listing agent will work with you to price and market your home, negotiate with buyers and help with closing the deal. Here’s how to find an […]
Your home holds all of your family’s memories, but maybe it doesn’t fit your needs any longer. When you’re ready to take the step and sell your home, make sure to set yourself up for success. We’ve put together a roadmap of milestones to help you plan out the selling process from start to finish. […]
Congratulations! You’ve made it to your home inspection, which means you’re within reach of closing on your home. Unsure of what to expect? We (and your REALTOR®) here to help. Why should you have a home inspection done? Purchasing a home is a big commitment, and a home inspection is your way of knowing you’re […]