Category Archives: Seller Articles

Do Not Disregard These “Small” Things

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Let me paint a picture: Closing is less than a week away.  You have been constantly calling the mortgage broker for updates on getting a clear to close.  Your current home is a mess filled with boxes and items scattered everywhere.  Movers have not been scheduled yet, your agent is out of town, the attorney just left you a voicemail, and you are stressed out of your mind. Continue reading

Closing Costs Explained

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You are sitting at closing going through the settlement statement with your attorney trying to understand why you own over ten thousand dollars of closing costs.  You nod your head as the attorney goes through the list explaining but the truth is, you have no idea what he is saying. It sounds like a foreign language! Sound familiar? Continue reading

Budget For Closing Costs!

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Possibly the most often overlooked expense, especially for first time home buyers, when purchasing or selling a home are the closing costs.  Most people assume closing costs are minimal, possibly a couple extra thousand dollars.  However, this could not be further from the truth. Continue reading

The Hottest Neighborhood In The Country Is…

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Big new just in for Chicago!  Aside from being an amazing city with awesome restaurants, cafe’s, sports teams (sometimes), landmarks, and a rich history, a bold prediction was just made about a hot neighborhood in the city. Continue reading

Limited Inventory for Cheaper Properties

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Are you having a difficult finding a new home for a cheaper price? An interesting phenomenon seems to be taking place since the new year.   According to a recently published article in Realtor Mag, the inventory for less expensive homes in plunging while there is a plethora of properties available for luxury property seeking buyers.

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Do Not Make These 8 Common Open House Mistakes

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Are you ready for the open house? You better be! Having an open house is not as easy as it may seem.  A lot of preparations must go into having a successful day open house.  Throwing a couple signs on the road and waiting will likely not yield results.  Make sure not to make these all too common mistakes

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