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First-Time Homebuyers: What to Expect

Buying your own home is a part of the American dream, something to strive for. But the home-purchasing process can sometimes seem intimidating for first-time buyers, with so much to think about and consider. But first-time homebuyers actuall...

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Will the New Tax Bill Affect the Chicago Market?

Late in 2017, the president signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The law’s most prominent features are reductions in tax rates for businesses and individuals, as well as limits on personal deductions, state and local tax deductions, pro...

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Home prices are rising in these Chicago neighborhoods

Chicago homeowners expecting real estate values in the city to rise to their pre-2006 values may be in for a longer wait. According to Realtor.com, economists predict that home prices in the area will rise only about 1.95% in 2017, below the na...

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River North real estate continues to grow

River North is hot right now. The thriving downtown neighborhood that it is today is a far cry from its “Smokey Hollow” days from a century ago – back when this corner of the Windy City used to be full of factories and industrial warehous...

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When is the Best Time to Buy a Home?

As soon as you’re financially ready to buy a home, it’s time for you to think about the best time for your purchase. There’s really no clear-cut “perfect” time to purchase a home, as there will always be certain factors and variabl...

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Top Ten Dog-Friendly Neighborhoods in Chicago

Are you looking for the best neighborhood in Chicago for you and your canine companion? Look no further – here are the most dog-friendly neighborhoods you’ll find in the Windy City: Humboldt Park The dynamic Humboldt Park neighborhood i...

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Chicago Real Estate Market is on a Seven-Year High

According to a recent study from Metrostudy.com, new housing starts – or privately-owned new homes or units which began construction – reached 6,250 over a 12-month period, which ended in the 2nd quarter of 2016. This figure shows an increa...

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Walkability adds value to Chicago housing

Walkability is one of the biggest buzzwords associated with urban living – it’s the measure of how pedestrian-friendly an area is. It’s one of today’s most important concepts when it comes to sustainable urban design, as it offers a com...

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Bucktown Townhome For Sale

Bucktown Townhome For Sale 2020 W. Willow #D Chicago, IL 60647 $539,900 All brick corner townhouse with 4 levels of sunlight! This beautiful 2 bed, 1.5 bath offers open concept living space, maple hardwood floors, floor to ceiling windows...

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Rent or Buy in Chicago? BUY….By A Longshot

To rent or to buy? An age old question, but one that is answered clearly in a recent Trulia study, which compared median home prices in Chicago to median rent, and broke down monthly expenses. The big takeaway from the study is this: ...

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