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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

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 realtor.com’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

Top Real Estate Agent in Chicago is Now Top Real Estate Agent in America

IRPINO Real Estate in Chicago Joins America’s Top 1% of Real Estate Agents A New Honor for Our Chicago Real Estate Brokerage We are so excited to tell you about a new accomplishment that our Chicago Real Estate Brokerage has achieved this week. We’ve been fortunate and honored to have been included in the top... More

4 Tips to Improve Your Home and Save on Your Energy Bill

As a homeowner, it’s important to keep your home running efficiently, not only to save money, but also to help the environment thrive. October 2nd was Energy Efficiency Day, so this month is the perfect time to think about making some key upgrades that will improve the efficiency of your home. If you’re looking to... 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

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