Moving in Chicago Is Easy—the Irpino Difference Helps You Master Chicago and Real Estate
Relocating to a new city can be an exciting adventure. Or it can be a nightmare. That is, if you don’t do it right.
At Irpino Real Estate Group, we put our clients’ needs above everything. We’d love to show you around Chicago, a world-class city we’re proud to call home, show you the great neighborhoods, the polyglot of cultures and languages, the endless variety of things to do, foods to eat, entertainment to see.
Irpino will make your move to Chicago the great adventure it should be. Contact us for a free consultation. And before you do anything, take these tips to heart. The city of broad shoulders is waiting to embrace you.
Know the landscape.
Much has been written about Chicago, so researching your move is easy. One of our nicknames is the Windy City, and indeed, the weather can change on a moment’s notice. But we enjoy the beauty of the four seasons: the cold winters—perfect for football at Soldier Field—and mild summers—made for sailing on Lake Michigan.
Still, you might miss a lot of detail from a guidebook. Which neighborhoods have the best schools? Where can you live without a long commute to work, shopping, or play? How will city tax codes and ordinances affect your new lifestyle in Chicago?
Know your needs: Chicagoland condos or Chicagoland homes for sale.
As with renting, the home you decide to buy has to fit your budget and lifestyle needs. You don’t want a mortgage payment that will overly burden your finances, but at the same time, you want to live in the most desirable neighborhood you can afford. Working out your needs in writing will help you make more informed choices about your new home.
Know how long you plan to live here.
Many people have to move to new cities because of work. If your job is bringing you to Chicago, maybe you will have to move away in a couple of years, so maybe renting is a better plan for you. On the other hand, in today’s real estate market, renting can be more expensive than buying a home because the foreclosure crisis has placed many undervalued homes on the market.
Beware of going it alone.
Gone are the days when you could call up your friend with the panel van and spend a Saturday moving your possessions yourself. You will need to hire movers for a cross-country move to Chicago. Like all big cities, Chicago has many reputable moving companies, and many bad ones. Of course, they all think they are good, but relying on word of mouth is almost impossible when moving to a new city where you don’t know many mouths from which to get the best advice.
Get a good real estate agent.
Whether you’re planning to rent an apartment, buy a condominium, or finance a single-family home in Chicago, you will need a dedicated real estate agent to steer you through the unknown landscape and around the many obstacles that inevitably appear.
Irpino Real Estate is a boutique Chicagoland real estate firm committed to making your move to Chicago the best experience it can be. We can help you find the best neighborhoods, and the best deals. We’ll help you find the perfect home, the best lender, the best mover. We’ll help you with every aspect of your move so you won’t have to stress the details. Your satisfaction is our priority.
We love Chicago, and we want you to love it, too.
Contact Irpino Real Estate Group today to get your move started with flair and style.