Buyer Demand Surging as Spring Market Begins

Last fall, some predicted that the 2019 residential real estate market would be a disaster. There was even belief we might experience a housing crash like the one that occurred during the last decade. However, according to two separate reports*, buyer demand dramatically increased over the last three months, leading into this spring buyers’ market... More

Local Business Spotlight: Sun Wah BBQ in Chicago

IRPINO Real Estate Presents our Local Business Spotlight series featuring local businesses in Chicago’s Uptown and Buena Park neighborhoods. In April we visited one of the best and most well-known (locally and nationally!) restaurants in Uptown, Chicago: Sun Wah BBQ. Opening their doors in Uptown in 1987, Sun Wah has been preparing delicious Chinese Barbecue for decades... More

Looking to Upgrade Your Current Home? Now’s the Time to Move-Up!

In every area of the country, homes that are priced at the top 25% of the price range for that area are considered to be Premium Homes. In today’s real estate market there are deals to be had at the higher end! This is great news for homeowners who want to upgrade from their current house... More

Chicago Condo For Sale: 550 W Surf St Unit C109

IRPINO Real Estate is proud to present this Lakeview, Chicago condo for sale at: 550 W Surf St Unit C109, Chicago, IL 60657. 2 BEDROOM | 2 BATHROOM Sophisticated elegance graces this classic Lakeview Landmark building that treats you to a spacious corner unit with a professionally landscaped courtyard. Features include: Custom stained hardwood floors,... More

Chicago Condo For Sale: 701 S. Wells Street, Unit 1904

IRPINO Real Estate is proud to present this Chicago condo for sale at 701 S. Wells Street, Unit 1904, Chicago, IL 60607. 2 BEDROOM | 2 BATHROOM Breathtaking southeast skyline views await you in this stunning 2 bed / 2 bath corner unit in the highly desired Wells Street Tower building. Features include: Make your... More

Recognizing our Uptown Chicago Real Estate Brokerage

IRPINO Real Estate is a boutique real estate brokerage in the Uptown and Buena Park neighborhood in Chicago that always puts service for our customers first. We know the process of buying or selling your home is a very personal one, and we focus on walking your family through the process and achieving the highest... More

Your Tax Refund Is The Key To Homeownership!

According to data released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Americans can expect an estimated average refund of $3,143 this year when filing their taxes. This is down slightly from the average refund of $3,436 last year. Tax refunds are often thought of as ‘extra money’ that can be used toward larger goals. For anyone looking to buy a home in... More

What Credit Score Do You Need To Buy A House?

There are many misconceptions about the credit score needed to buy a house. Recently, it was reported that 24% of renters believe they need a 780-800 credit score to be considered for a mortgage. The reality is they are misinformed! Only 25% of the Americans have a FICO® Score between 740 and 800. Here is the breakdown... More

Local Business Spotlight: First Ascent Climbing & Fitness in Chicago

IRPINO Real Estate Presents our Local Business Spotlight series featuring local businesses in Chicago’s Uptown and Buena Park neighborhoods. In March we visited First Ascent Climbing & Fitness, a local, community-focused climbing gym. We met with Dan Bartz, one of their co-founders to learn more about their big and bright Uptown facility which includes 10,000 square feet... More

4 Reasons to Buy a Home in the Spring

Spring has sprung, and it’s a great time to buy a home! Here are four reasons to consider buying today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest U.S. Home Price Insights reports that home prices have appreciated by 4.4% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to... More

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