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Cash is Still King When Negotiating a Chicago Real Estate Deal

February 22nd, 2011 · No Comments · Residential

Since cash is king when purchasing a Chicago condo or Chicago home, a buyer’s realtor is much more able to negotiate a deal at an even better price than if a buyer is going to need a mortgage.

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Home-Purchasing Power Makes Now the Ideal Time to Purchase Chicago Real Estate

February 16th, 2011 · Comments Off · Relocation, Residential

Potential buyers hunting for a deal among Chicago homes for sale may have more purchasing power than ever. One recent data report shows that the ratio of home prices to annual household income has dropped to the lowest level in 35 years—this is great news for buyers, but only if they’re prepared to take advantage of the opportunity.

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A Chicago Lifestyle: Where the Rich Don’t Have to be Poor

February 17th, 2010 · No Comments · Relocation, Residential

I came across this recent column in the Wall Street Journal that discussed the frantic, often excessive lifestyle that occurs in Manhattan: rents that cost more than many mortgages and offer half the space, to bumper-to-bumper traffic just out your front window, to sidewalk carts that require a trip to the ATM to pay for [...]

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NYC, SF, OC Among the 10 Costliest Cities To Live (Chicago Ranks Far Below at 14)

January 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Relocation, Residential

Costs of living continue to increase, and a big-city lifestyle makes no exception. In fact, calling many of the country’s metropolitan areas home could cost you more than twice the national average of standard living. The ACCRA Cost of Living Index recently released the top 10 most expensive urban areas to live in, and New [...]

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Staying Conscious of the Current Market: Buying a Chicago Home

July 2nd, 2009 · No Comments · Housing economy, Residential

Despite recent depreciation of Chicago home values and recession-induced foreclosures, new data shows that the housing market is looking up. While many individuals continue to struggle with mortgage rates and payments, efforts from the loan industry combined with recent market figures indicate a not-so distant light at the end of the tunnel.
The market, which bottomed [...]

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