Month: September 2019

What Buyers Need to Know About HOAs

When searching for a home, you may end up selecting a property in a community with a Homeowners Association (HOA). Before you buy, it’s important to know how an HOA works and what they mean for you. According to a recent article on realtor.com, “In a nutshell, an HOA helps ensure that your community looks its... More

Just Listed: 421 W Huron Street, Unit 505, Chicago, IL 60654 by IRPINO Real Estate

Newly Renovated River North Condo For Sale IRPINO Real Estate is proud to present this 2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom River North Chicago condo for sale at: 421 W Huron Street, Unit 505, Chicago, IL 60654. This condo is newly renovated with an incredible walk-out terrace in the highly desired River North neighborhood. 2 Bed... More

One of the Top Reasons to Own a Home in Chicago

One of the benefits of homeownership is that it is a “forced savings plan.” Here’s how it works: You make a mortgage payment each month. Part of that payment is applied to the principal balance of your mortgage. Each month you owe less on the home. The difference between the value of the home and what you... More

Coming Soon: 421 W Huron Street, Unit 505, Chicago, IL 60654 by IRPINO Real Estate

Coming Soon in River North, Chicago! IRPINO Real Estate is proud to present this 2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom River North Chicago, IL condo coming to the market soon at: 421 W Huron Street, Unit 505, Chicago, IL 60654. This condo is newly renovated with an incredible walk-out terrace in the highly desired River North... More

5 Reasons to Sell Your Chicago Home This Fall

Below are 5 compelling reasons listing your home for sale this fall makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing, and able to purchase…and are in the market right now. More... More

Local Business Spotlight: Michael’s Original Pizzeria and Tavern in Chicago

IRPINO Real Estate Presents our Local Business Spotlight series featuring local businesses in Chicago’s Uptown and Buena Park neighborhoods. In September we visited Michael’s Original Pizzeria and Tavern (4091 N. Broadway), right down the street from our Chicago Brokerage. We sat down over a hot, delicious pizza with one of the owners, Nick Georgelos who is not... More

Everybody Calm Down! This Is NOT the 2008 Recession

Last week realtor.com released the results of a survey that produced three major revelations: 53% of home purchasers (first-time and repeat buyers) currently in the market believe a recession will occur this year or next. 57% believe the next recession will be as bad or worse than 2008. 55% said they would cancel plans to move if a recession... More

Just Listed: 1247 E Washington St. Unit 304, Des Plaines, IL 60016 by IRPINO Real Estate

Top Floor Penthouse Unit For Sale IRPINO Real Estate is proud to present this 1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom Des Plaines, IL condo for sale at: 1247 E Washington St Unit 304, Des Plaines, IL 60016. This condo is in a prime location, walking distance to Menominee Park and Playground and close to Metra, Shopping,... More

A Recession Does Not Equal a Housing Crisis [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: There is plenty of talk in the media about a pending economic slowdown. The good news is, home values actually increased in 3 of the last 5 U.S. recessions, and decreased by less than 2% in the 4th. Many experts predict a potential recession is on the horizon. However, housing will not be the trigger,... More

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