Month: October 2018

Chicago Suburbs Home For Sale: 1314 Fountain Green Drive, Crystal Lake, IL

IRPINO Real Estate is proud to present this Chicago Suburbs Home for sale at: 1314 Fountain Green Drive, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. 3 BEDROOM | 2 BATHROOM This immaculately maintained, move-in ready Ranch radiates curb appeal and is sure to please with its sun-filled open floor plan. Features include: Vaulted ceilings grace the living room... More

Local Business Spotlight: Curious Creatures in Chicago

IRPINO Real Estate Presents our Local Business Spotlight series featuring local businesses in Chicago’s Uptown and Buena Park neighborhoods. In October, we met with Andy & Alison Babbitt, the husband & wife team that own Curious Creatures LLC – one of the most unique businesses not just in Uptown, but in the Chicagoland area. It... More

Thinking of Selling Your Chicago Home? Here’s Why You Need A Pro in Your Corner

With home prices on the rise and buyer demand still strong, some sellers may be tempted to try and sell their homes on their own without using the services of a real estate professional. Real estate agents are trained and experienced in negotiation and, in most cases, the seller is not. Sellers must realize that their ability... More

5 Tips for Starting Your Home Search

In today’s real estate market, with low inventory dominating the conversation in many areas of the country, it can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren’t prepared. In a recent realtor.com article entitled, “How to Find Your Dream Home—Without Losing Your Mind,” the author highlights some steps that first-time homebuyers can take to help carry their... More

Pre-Approval: Your 1st Step in Buying a Home in Chicago

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage... More

Chicago Condo For Sale: 165 N Canal Street, Unit 730

IRPINO Real Estate is proud to present this new Chicago condo for sale at: 165 N Canal St Unit 730, Chicago, IL 60606. 1 BEDROOM | 1 BATHROOM This elegantly appointed 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom loft with tall, vaulted ceilings offers designer touches throughout the sun-filled unit and is perfectly located within moments to shopping,... More

How Much Has Your Chicago Home Increased in Value?

Home values have risen dramatically over the last twelve months. In CoreLogic’s most recent Home Price Index Report, they revealed that national home prices have increased by 6.2% year-over-year. CoreLogic broke down appreciation even further into four price ranges, giving us a more detailed view than if we had simply looked at the year-over-year increases in national median home price. The... More

Chicago Suburbs Home For Sale: 18642 Gottschalk Avenue, Homewood

IRPINO Real Estate is proud to present this new Chicago Suburban Home for Sale at: 18642 Gottschalk Avenue, Homewood, IL 60430. 3 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS This brick gem, located in highly desired Southgate is nestled on a tranquil, tree-lined street and radiates charm and character. Features Include: Gleaming hardwood floors welcome you in to... More

Chicago 3 Flat For Sale: 3824 N Sawyer Avenue

IRPINO Real Estate is proud to present this amazing investment opportunity on a Chicago 3 Flat for sale at: 3824 N Sawyer Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618. 6 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS Amazing Owner/Tenant Opportunity ~ Live in one Unit and Earn Rental Income on the Other Two! Features include: The Main Floor treats you to a... More

Should I Buy Now? Or Wait Until Next Year? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: The cost of waiting to buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time. Freddie Mac predicts interest rates to rise to 5.2% by the third quarter of 2019. CoreLogic predicts home prices to appreciate by 5.1%... More

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