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Renovation Loans Open the Door for First-Time Buyers

Renovation Loans Open the Door for First-Time Buyers

Homes that are financially within reach for first-time buyers are often in need of updates. Fortunately, there are a number of home-loan products that offer an affordable financing solution by allowing rehab costs to be included in mortgage payments. “Fixer-uppers provide an opportunity for homeowners to get into a home, make it their own and […]

Market Within a Market

Market Within a Market

@properties claimed the #1 market share in the entire Chicagoland region in 2018. Why does market share matter to home buyers and sellers? Exposure – We market sellers’ homes to the broadest, captive audience of potential homebuyers. Likewise, buyers have access to the largest pool of listings, including pocket (off-market) listings. Market Insights – With over 2,500 […]

New Construction vs. Existing Home – What’s Right for You?

New Construction vs. Existing Home – What’s Right for You?

What makes a house a home? It depends on who you ask. For some of us, it’s shiny new appliances and a full slate of amenities that serve as an extension of the home. For others, it might be a home with vintage charm or an established neighborhood with a quaint downtown. When it comes down to […]

How Does Tax Proration Work?

How Does Tax Proration Work?

Taxes may be the last thing on your mind as you advance through the homebuying process. Yet, there are important tax considerations that need to be worked out before you get to the closing table. One of those considerations is property tax proration. Property tax proration is a way to split property taxes fairly to ensure that […]

Four Perks to Buying a Home over the Holidays

Four Perks to Buying a Home over the Holidays

The thought of adding a new home to your holiday shopping list might sound a little insane. Although it might seem like an overwhelming time to add the biggest transaction of your life into the shopping, parties and celebratory mix, there are actually a lot of perks to buying a home over the holidays. If […]

Real Estate Terms Every First-Time Homebuyer Should Know

Real Estate Terms Every First-Time Homebuyer Should Know

It’s no secret that purchasing a home can be a major undertaking, especially if you’re a first-time buyer. As you navigate the process, there are all kinds of real estate terms that you are likely to encounter along the way. Knowing and understanding these terms will not only help you communicate with your broker but […]

5 Real Estate Negotiation Tips You Need to Know

5 Real Estate Negotiation Tips You Need to Know

In many real estate transactions, there is a fair amount of real estate negotiation – offers and counteroffers – before both parties are satisfied. Whether there’s only one offer on the table or you’re navigating a multiple offer scenario as a buyer or navigating a multiple offer scenario as a seller, negotiation skills are critically important in today’s […]