Category Archives: Real Estate Talk

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West Suburb Neighborhoods – 2017 Local Market Information

Real Estate. Knowledge makes all the difference. @properties currently has developed interactive neighborhood maps and market information for numerous Chicago neighborhoods. Learn more about: neighborhood culture, amenities/transit, schools, condo buildings,…

N/NW Suburb Neighborhoods – 2017 Local Market Information

Real Estate. Knowledge makes all the difference. @properties currently has developed interactive neighborhood maps and market information for numerous Chicago neighborhoods. Learn more about: neighborhood culture, amenities/transit, schools, condo buildings,…

North Shore Neighborhoods – 2017 Local Market Information

Real Estate. Knowledge makes all the difference. @properties currently has developed interactive neighborhood maps and market information for numerous Chicago neighborhoods. Learn more about: neighborhood culture, amenities/transit, schools, condo buildings,…

Chicago Neighborhoods – 2017 Local Market Information

Real Estate. Knowledge makes all the difference. @properties currently has developed interactive neighborhood maps and market information for numerous Chicago neighborhoods. Learn more about: neighborhood culture, amenities/transit, schools, condo buildings,…

Buying a Home is 36% Less Expensive Than Renting Nationwide!

In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the United…

Should I Buy Now or Wait Until Next Year?

With interest rates still below 4%, many buyers may be on the fence as to whether to act now and purchase a new home, or wait until next year. If…

Real Estate Shines as an Investment in 2015

                    A survey by The Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University reveals that when a family is buying a home they consider the…

What You Need to Know About the Property Tax Increase

Last week, Chicago aldermen approved a $589 million increase in property taxes. This record hike, which will be phased in over the next four years, will help fund public safety pensions….

Staging Makes All the Difference

Staging and preparation makes all the difference when showing your home. Take a look at the dramatic changes we made to this property with a coat of paint, some furniture…

Drive Down a Street of Homes Through the Decades

Home Architecture has dramatically evolved over the 115 years and iMove has created a fascinating infographic showcasing differences in the visual style, structural and contextual features and cultural inspiration behind American homes of each decade. Starting in…

Financially Speaking: Should I Rent or Buy?

Choosing between buying a home and continuing to rent can be a difficult financial decision. How long you want to stay, how much square footage you need, mortgage rates and the direction…