Increase The Value Of Your Home

Sellers are always looking for top dollar on the sale of their home but sometimes they make some mistakes that could devalue their home and cost them dearly. Yes, you know that a home should be show-ready which likely isn’t the way you live in it currently. That means you’re [...] Read more »

The Information and Documents that a Mortgage Lender may ask for

It’s definitely a big issue to take out a mortgage loan and buy your dream home. The process is complex enough as lenders make it a point to check lots of financial documents and information to make sure that the borrower will be able to pay off the mortgage loan [...] Read more »

Pick Up Tax Credits on Home Upgrades Before Winter

New Chicago real estate owners can enjoy some big tax benefits by giving their homes upgrades, and in doing so now can also make for a more comfortable rest of the year – after all, winter is coming. Energy efficient tax rebates are a great win-win offered by the federal [...] Read more »

Renovate your home: 5 smart fixes

Allyn Brown didn’t really like the cramped, choppy layout of his 1970s ranch home, but the location was just too good to give up. The house sits on two mountaintop acres overlooking vineyards and orchards, just minutes from the vibrant downtown of Sherwood, Ore. — fifth on this year’s list [...] Read more »

Housing market heats up in Chicago area with July sales up 36.1%

The Chicago area housing market is once more a safe place for sellers. The Illinois Association of Realtors said Wednesday that Chicago-area home sales and median prices rose in July amid a sharp decline in available properties. In the nine-county Chicago region, sales in July rose 36.1 percent from the [...] Read more »