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Chicago Area Home Buyers Should Focus on the Basics

Chicago Area Home Buyers Should Focus on the Basics

 Ever go into a grocery store for three things, and walk out with bags full of stuff that wasn't on your list? We've all done it. It's easy to get distracted, despite knowing exactly what you needed when you began the trip.  When it comes to buying a Chicago...

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Making a Standout Offer on a Chicago Home

Making a Standout Offer on a Chicago Home

During your Chicago home search, you'll probably face some competition for certain properties. Here's how to make a standout offer and be memorable to sellers!  1. If you aren't paying cash, Conventional financing is the next best thing. Conventional mortgages...

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Chicago Home Buyers Lose Urgency and Get Picky

Chicago Home Buyers Lose Urgency and Get Picky

The Chicago real estate market can change as fast as the weather. During August, detached, single-family homes were selling at a good clip, averaging just 21 days on the market. Then a funny thing happened. September rolled around, and Chicago home buyers seemed to greet new inventory with a collective “meh.”

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Will Chicago Home Prices Continue Double-Digit Gains?

Will Chicago Home Prices Continue Double-Digit Gains?

Chicago's spring real estate market was hot! Hot enough that April median home prices increased 10.2% compared to April 2020. Homes in the city of Chicago spent an average of 74 days on market, meaning homes sold about 8.6% faster than last year. With the median sales...

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Preparing for a Hot Market as a Chicago Home Buyer

Preparing for a Hot Market as a Chicago Home Buyer

The Chicago and suburban real estate market is tough for first-time home buyers these days. The lack of listings has forced home prices higher, and caused homes to sell faster! Yet the basics of the home buying process are still critically important. Without them, you...

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Chicago Suburbs See Home Buying Surge

Chicago Suburbs See Home Buying Surge

Chicago area home buyers displayed a preference for suburban homes during 2020, and the trend will probably stick around for a while. Here's a look at what 2021 will bring for home buyers! Suburban home buying competition. As urban events and attractions shut down and...

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