Tip of the Week
Preparing For Winter
- November 8th, 2010
Check your pipes, have your furnace serviced, and make sure your gutters are clear! Because Winter will soon be here!
- August 17th, 2010
Be an informed buyer; don't just learn the home or condo: learn the neighborhood, the community and the city. All of these factors beyond the house we'll have a tremendous impact on your home's future value.
Illinois Mortgage Assist 2010
- June 22nd, 2010
Search Illinois Mortgage Assist 2010 to see if you qualifity for a 3% Down Payment Assistance with FHA & VA loans for Condos, single family homes and 2-unit properties. Purchase limits ranges from 349-426,500K. Minimum FICO is only 600. Open to first-time AND non first-time buyers. Owner Occupied Properties Only!
Chicago Landlord-Tenant Law
- June 15th, 2010
Chicago is a Tenant Friendly City. Tenants know your rights, Landlords know your responsibilities! Check out the basics of Chicago Landlord-Tenant Law in the Investor and Renter Toolkits of The South Side Housing Digest!
- June 8th, 2010
Credit is Key in Real Estate, and not just any credit, but Good Credit! There's no penalty for checking a copy of your own credit reports from 1 of the 3 major credit bureaus (TransUnion, Equifax & Experian). Make sure that everything is accurate and that your score isn't being lowered because of inaccurate reporting!
- June 2nd, 2010
Now that summer is just around the corner, to get a sense of a neighborhood, an ideal time to look around is between 3-7pm as the kids are getting out of school and folks are returning home. You'll get a great sense of a community's dynamics.
- May 26th, 2010
HUD Homes offer great deals for buyers willing to buy and reside in foreclosed homes. Click here to get started on learning more about these great buys!
2-4 Unit Buildings
- May 17th, 2010
Did you know you can get a residential mortgage loan, with low down payments and interest rates on 2-4 unit buildings similar to single family homes and condos that can serve as your home and offer you profitable rental income? Commercial loans, for buildings over four units typically have higher down payments (often 20%) and interest rates!
- May 11th, 2010
Getting financing seems harder than ever, but always do a thorough search for city, state and federal programs that can assist both first time buyers and buyers in target neighborhoods.
- May 4th, 2010
Many vacant or foreclosed homes often have hidden water damage causing mold and other unhealthy conditions. Be sure to check closely for water damage (sometimes concealed) when considering purchasing distressed properties!