Chicagoland Real Estate News

Feb. 12, 2024

Smart Downsizing Tips: Making Space for Millennials and Avocado Toast

Why Millennials, Avocado Toast, and Your Next Big Move Are A Perfect Blend

Ah, Millennials. The generation that’s been accused of killing everything from doorbells to department stores, yet here they are, keeping the avocado industry thriving single-handedly. If you’ve ever found yourself wondering why that 30-something is snapping a ...

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Jan. 23, 2024

Prepare for Chicago’s 2024 Real Estate Market with 2023 Insights

Navigating the 2024 Chicago Real Estate Landscape: What the Latest Trends Mean for You

Hello, Chicago home enthusiasts! It's Laurie here, your friendly neighborhood Realtor, ready to unpack the National Association of Realtors' (NAR) 2023 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. This goldmine of information sheds light on current ...

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Dec. 30, 2023

Your Dream Home Awaits: Guide to Buying & Renovating in Chicago

Revitalizing Diamonds in the Rough: The Fixer-Upper Advantage

Uncover the joy of transforming a fixer-upper into your ideal home in Chicago. Learn how this smart choice can enhance your lifestyle and build your home’s equity.

Rediscovering Hidden Gems in Real Estate

Ever looked at a worn-out house and thought, "There ...

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Dec. 28, 2023

Balancing Profit & Ethics: Investment Opportunities in Chicago

Navigating the Real Estate Market with a Heart: My Take on Investment Properties

Recently, I stumbled upon a post on Facebook that resonated with me deeply, and I thought it deserved more than just a quick reply. It's about the delicate balance between business acumen and human empathy in ...

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Dec. 22, 2023

Illinois Population Growth 2023: Debunking Myths

Correcting the Narrative: Illinois' Growing Population and Your Next Home Adventure

Hello Chicagoland friends and future neighbors! Today, let's debunk a myth and embrace an exciting reality: Illinois is not losing residents; it's actually growing! That's right, recent data reveals a story quite different from what you ...

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Dec. 6, 2023

The Surprising Pros of Buying a Home in December!

Thinking of Pressing Pause on Your House Hunt This December? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t

Hello there, house hunters and real estate enthusiasts! As the snowflakes start to flutter and the holiday jingles echo in the air, you might be thinking, “Should I really be looking for a house in December ...

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Dec. 5, 2023

How to Determine Home Worth for Retirement in Chicago

Unlocking Your Retirement Dreams: Why Knowing Your Home's Value Today Matters

As we navigate through life's journey, retirement emerges as a pivotal chapter, offering a well-deserved respite and the freedom to pursue passions set aside during our working years. For many in Chicagoland, their home isn’t just a ...

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Nov. 22, 2023

Be the Change: How Building an ADU in Oak Park Enhances Community Living

Unlocking Affordable Housing in Oak Park: The ADU Revolution

Hey there, fellow Oak Park enthusiasts!

Today, I'm diving into a topic that's not just close to my heart, but also crucial for our beloved community – affordable housing. Now, I know what you're thinking: "Affordable housing? That ...

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Nov. 8, 2023

Seize the Market Moment: Why It’s Time to Buy or Sell Q4 of 2023

Decoding the Dip: When to Make Your Real Estate Move

The real estate market is in a state of flux, with whispers of rate reductions on the horizon and an expectation of rising home values. It’s the kind of market that can cause hesitation, but as experts in the field ...

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Oct. 27, 2023

2023 Mortgage Rate Trends in Chicago

The 8% Mirage: A Toast to the Unfazed and the Unaffordable

Once upon a mortgage, in a land where credit scores dictate esteem and monthly payments become the hymn of the financially beleaguered, arose a graph. A simple, unassuming graph that, like a soothsayer, revealed the future of real estate ...

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