HARP Extended Through 2015

The Federal Housing Finance Agency has news for anyone with real estate in Chicago that is underwater – the government’s Home Affordable Refinance Program, or HARP, is being extended from the end of 2013 to the end of 2015. The program, which had a rocky start and stringent entrance requirements, [...] Read more »

Selling Your Home From Afar

It might not seem like the most ideal situation but sometimes it’s the way it goes. Selling your home when you have already relocated, perhaps even to another state, can seem very risky. But if you’ve selected expert industry professionals to help you through the process, then you’ll find it [...] Read more »

5 Biggest Mistakes In Home Staging

Everyone knows staging a house is one of the best ways to promote a quick sale. Many sellers try to “do it themselves” and often it doesn’t look quite right. Here the top 5 reasons why. 1. You used beat up or ugly furnishings and decor. Great staging – DIY [...] Read more »

iCandy Homes and Real Estate News

Keep your finger on the pulse of Chicago Real Estate! ChiREConnection: Despite reports that lenders are trying to speed up, simplify process, short sales typically are protracted, complex, baffling. ChiREConnection: Despite reports that lenders are trying to speed up, simplify process, short sales typically are protracted, complex, baffling. ChiREConnection: http://t.co/1nS17EcO [...] Read more »

Investors scouring Chicago for foreclosures

http://ow.ly/aUvKa Locals, out-of-towners in rush to snap up homes for rehab, resale or, increasingly, to convert them into rental properties Pulling up to a distressed home for sale in Oak Lawn last month, Carl Courtright saw that two other potential buyers were looking at the property. He returned a while [...] Read more »