Category: Buying

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 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

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

Experts Predict a Strong Housing Market for the Rest of 2019

We’re in the back half of the year, and with a decline in interest rates as well as home price and wage appreciation, many are wondering what the predictions are for the remainder of 2019. Here’s what some of the experts have to say: Ralph McLaughlin, Deputy Chief Economist for CoreLogic “We see the cooldown flattening or even... More

Rent Vs. Own [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: Owning your own home vs. renting may lead to some great options, such as locking in your monthly payments and having the freedom to customize your living space. Whether you rent or own, you have to cover someone’s mortgage costs. You may as well be doing so to build your own wealth, rather... More

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