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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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    Fall 2015 Market Recap and 4th Quarter Projections

    Chicago's Fall 2015 Market has been slow. Ask any Realtor or home seller and I bet they'd agree. While traffic is there  in many weeks, buyers' motivation isn't following suit. Throughout the fall I've been discussing this topic with Realtors...

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    5 Home Buying Tips for Fall 2015

    The fall home market is about to begin, and if you're planning to buy, here are 5 tips to find success! 1)Get Pre-approved I always remind buyers of this when talking about home buying. It's amazing to me how many people start shopping *bef...

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    Missed the Webinar? Here’s a Link!

    I hosted a successful, first-time home buying webinar last week with Linda Culotta of American Bank & Trust. If you missed it, don't worry! We have a recording that you can view and listen to (it's about 40 minutes long). We covered topics ...

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    First Time Home Buying Webinar

    This Wednesday, January 21st, I'm hosting my first-ever Webinar! Linda Culotta, one of my main lenders, will join me for this interactive Q & A for anyone who is considering a home purchase this year or in the next few years. Follow the lin...

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    Scott’s Savvy Buyer Tip #7 – Pay A Little More

    Speaking from personal experience, I know there is nothing worse than the one that got away. For me, it was a 2-flat that I could have, and should have, offered my maximum price. Even at the top of my range, it was a great deal and the right fi...

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    Scott’s Savvy Buyer Tip #6 – Work!

    As in, be prepared to do some! No house is perfect, and to expect it to be is unrealistic.  When it comes to cosmetic appearance or interior/exterior maintenance, there will be at least 1 thing in every house that doesn’t meet your standards...

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    Scott’s Savvy Buyer Tip #4 – Honesty

    One of the most important things to do when purchasing a home is to be honest about how you live and where you want to live. Ask yourself questions like: Can I really live without that 2nd bathroom? Is the busy street really not a concern for m...

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