Unexpected Ways to Save Money On Your First Property

It’s an unfortunate fact that many young people today are destined to stay on the rental market for the rest of their lives. From the rising cost of rents, falling wages and low interest rates, it can leave us with a very tight budget and it will be difficult to find ways to save enough money to pull together a deposit. As a renter, it can be difficult to feel fully settled in a home, and with all the restrictions placed on your lease, it can also be difficult to make a house a home. If you’re determined to get on the property ladder and don’t have rich relatives able… Read More

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Before Buying A House – 3 Questions For Your Real Estate Agent

I’m sure you will have a lot of questions for your real estate agent when you decide to buy a house, but there are certain questions you simply can’t forget to ask. You want the best for your family so in order to reduce stress and make an informed decision, ask your real estate agent: What’s The Value Of The House You Are Interested In This information will help you make a decision, although you won’t be able to get the exact number. It is important to get high and low home prices in the neighborhood, especially prices of the comparable homes. With this information, you will be able to… Read More

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Chicago's East Village and Ukrainian Village

Hot Or Not: A Look At Chicago’s East Village and Ukrainian Village

Since I moved to East Village in Chicago about four years ago, I have been writing a lot about how hot this neighborhood, not forgetting Ukrainian Village, is – Hot Real Estate Markets in Chicago: Ukrainian Village and East Village. How I demonstrated it then was by studying median sales price trends and the amount of new constructions taking place. A few months ago, Redfin joined the party when they released their list of the hottest real estate markets in the country, and Chicago’s Ukrainian Village was right at the top. While East Village did not feature on Redfin’s top 10 list, if you actually drilled down to neighborhoods around… Read More

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What To Consider Before Buying Real Estate

Before you make an attempt to purchase real estate there are a variety of things you must consider. Firstly, you want to assess the overall value of the property in relation to comparable sales in the area. What this means is you want to make sure that the property for sale is not listed for more than its actual value. In order to find an idea of the value of a property it is wise to take the time to research how much similar properties in the area have sold for. The next step in the process of buying a home to look into is the condition of the physical… Read More

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