Category: Buying

Have You Budgeted for Closing Costs?

Saving for a down payment is a key step in the homebuying process, and it’s not the only piece you need to include in your budget. Another factor that’s important to plan for is the closing costs required to obtain a mortgage. What Are Closing Costs? According to Trulia, “When you close on a home, a... More

Expert Advice: 3 Benefits to Owning a Home

Success is something often worth repeating, and Brent Sutherland, a Certified Financial Planner and Real Estate Investor, has certainly made his way in a momentum-driving direction. Here are 3 tips he shares from a recent piece in Business Insider on the benefits of owning real estate: 1. Real estate diversifies your income “While it is certainly important to be properly... More

Condos vs. Co-Ops: What you need to know

If you are considering buying your first home in Chicago, it’s important to be well-educated on your options. Many people confuse condos with co-ops, thinking they are the same but that is not the case. Condo vs. Co-Op, the Basics A condo is a private, specific unit within a multi-unit building. By owning a condo,... More

5 Tips for Starting Your Chicago Home Search

In today’s market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country. It can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren’t prepared. Here are five tips from’s article, “How to Find Your Dream Home—Without Losing Your Mind.” 1. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage Before You Start Your Search One way to... More

4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall

Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today, instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insights Report shows that home prices have appreciated by 3.6% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts prices will continue to increase at a rate of 5.8% over the next year. The bottom... More

What You Need to Know About the Mortgage Process [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: Many buyers are purchasing homes with down payments as little as 3%. You may already qualify for a loan, even if you don’t have perfect credit. Your local professionals are here to help you determine how much you can afford, so take advantage of the opportunity to learn more. If you are thinking... More

Coming Soon: 4311 N Sheridan Road, Unit 403, Chicago, IL 60613 by IRPINO Real Estate

Coming Soon in Buena Park / Uptown, Chicago! IRPINO Real Estate is proud to present this 2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom Buena Park, Chicago, IL condo coming to the market soon at: 4311 N Sheridan Road, Unit 403, Chicago, IL 60613. This top floor condo in the heart of Uptown, Chicago was designed for entertaining,... More

Just Listed: 3315 W Pierce Avenue, Unit 1, Chicago, IL 60651 by IRPINO Real Estate

Beautifully Updated Humboldt Park Condo For Sale IRPINO Real Estate is proud to present this 4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom Humboldt Park Chicago condo for sale at: 3315 W Pierce Avenue, Unit 1, Chicago, IL 60651. This Pet-Friending Building is close to: 219 Acres of Green Space with: Lagoon, Boat House, Inland Beach, Playgrounds, Tennis... More

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, “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

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