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Summer is the New Spring for Real Estate [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights The health crisis slowed the market this spring, so buyers are jumping back into the market to make their moves this summer. Check these 10 items off your to-do list so your house is ready to sell while buying is hot! If you’re thinking of selling, many buyers may be eager to find... More

Buying or Selling a Home? You Need an Expert Kind of Guide

In a normal housing market, whether you’re buying or selling a home, you need an experienced guide to help you navigate through the process. You need someone you can turn to who will tell you how to price your home correctly right from the start. You need someone who can help you determine what to... More

How to Care for Our Furry Friends During this Time

Even if your pet is used to spending long days at home, the Shelter in Place Order will still likely affect your pet to some extent. Their routine is interrupted and we, as pet owners, might be feeling more anxiety than normal during these times which can cause our pets to feel stressed as well.... More

How Technology Is Enabling the Real Estate Process

Today’s everyday reality is pretty different than it looked just a few weeks ago. We’re learning how to do a lot of things in new ways, from how we work remotely to how we engage with our friends and neighbors. Almost everything right now is shifting to a virtual format. One of the big changes... More

Handling Real Estate Transactions Digitally During the COVID-19 Pandemic

It’s a tough time. But we have solutions. During this time of uncertainty, many buyers and sellers are wondering how or even if they should proceed with their home search or home sale. While the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Real Estate industry is yet unknown, if you are planning to Buy or... More

5 Tips for Staying Productive When Working from Home

With the spread of coronavirus affecting all of us, most of us find ourselves having to adjust to working from home, maybe for the first time ever. Working from home can be a challenge. Your normal routine is thrown off. You might have kids or other family members at home that can make it difficult... More

Working with a Local Real Estate Professional Makes All the Difference [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: Choosing the right real estate professional is one of the most impactful decisions you can make in your home buying or selling process. A real estate professional can explain current market conditions and break down what they will mean to you and your family. If you’re considering buying or selling a home in... More

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

7 Reasons to List Your House For Sale This Holiday Season

Around this time each year, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to list their houses. Similarly, others who already have their homes on the market remove their listings until the spring. Let’s unpack the top reasons why listing your house now or keeping it on the market this winter may be the... 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

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