Month: December 2018

Where is the Housing Market Headed in 2019? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: ­Interest rates are projected to increase steadily throughout 2019, but home buyers will still be able to lock in a rate lower than their parents or grandparents did when they bought their homes! Home prices will rise at a rate of 4.8% over the course of 2019 according to CoreLogic. All four major reporting... More

Local Business Spotlight: A Look Back on 2018

With 2018 coming to an end, we wanted to look back on what an incredible year it has been. We had our most successful year ever helping more people list their homes and purchase new homes than any year prior, as our Brokerage has grown. We are thankful for the opportunity to do so, and we... More

What If I Wait A Year to Buy a Home in Chicago?

National home prices have increased by 5.4% since this time last year. Over that same time period, interest rates have remained near historic lows which has allowed many buyers to enter the market and lock in low rates. As a seller, you will likely be most concerned about ‘short-term price’ – where Chicago home values are headed over the next six... More

Local Business Spotlight: Demera Ethiopian Restaurant in Chicago

IRPINO Real Estate Presents our Local Business Spotlight series featuring local businesses in Chicago’s Uptown and Buena Park neighborhoods. One thing we hear often about why people love Uptown is the Diversity. The diversity of the people, the diversity of the businesses, and this month, we got to experience the diversity of the food in... More

The #1 Reason to Not Wait Until Spring to Sell Your Chicago House

Many sellers believe that spring is the best time to place their homes on the market because buyer demand traditionally increases at that time of year, but what they don’t realize is that if every homeowner believes the same thing, then that is when they will have the most competition! The #1 Reason to List... More

4 Reasons to Buy A Home in Chicago This Winter!

Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home in Chicago today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insight report revealed that home prices have appreciated by 5.6% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.7% over the... More

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