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    2018 Real Estate Market Predictions

    What will 2018 bring to our housing market? How will the tax reform impact the housing market? Many experts have been weighing in, and I've shared a lot of those articles below as I think they are important to read. Of course, everyone h...

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    Home Buyer Social July 13th in Avondale

    Join Justin Lopatin from Perl Mortgage and myself this coming Thursday  at the DMen Tap in Avondale for bites, drinks & spirited real estate conversation. Whether you are a first-time home buyer, thinking about dipping your toe into the ma...

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    5 Home Renovation Tips

    I've been getting a lot of questions and requests for advice on home renovation recently. So, I thought I'd share some of my experience & write a blog post about 5 easy ways to make your home renovation go more smoothly. 1)Make Sure Your...

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    1st Quarter 2017 Market Recap and Forecast

    The first quarter of 2017 in Chicago was robust, with gains made across our 3 main property types - single family homes, condos/townhomes & 2-4 Units.  Let's review the data! Not only did we see growth in the number of homes closed &...

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    2016 Chicago Mid-Year Market Report

    2016 is half over, and that means it's time to look at our real estate market and how we are performing. Below, you'll find a summary (by property type) of how homes have been faring. Most notable is the growth in our multi-family home market, ...

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    The Return of the Jumbo Mortgage

    For as long as I can remember, the term "jumbo mortgage" was a bad word. Time and time again buyers would scrape and scrape together money to  increase their down payment enough to meet the $417,000 conforming conventional loan maximum. But...

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    2015 Chicago Market Recap

    With 2015 now almost a distant memory, let's pause for a moment to reflect on what our housing market did. this is excerpted from my 2015 Recap, hitting the mail next week. If you'd like a copy mailed to your home, please email us: office@scott...

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