Category Archives: Real Estate Talk

Winning in a Seller’s Market

(Money Magazine) — When Paul and Ieva Johnson moved from Minnesota to Florida, they were looking forward to warm weather and plenty of bargain-priced homes. But when the couple made…

5 Reasons to Buy a Home Now

Based on prices, mortgage rates and soaring rents, there may have never been a better time in real estate history to purchase a home than right now. Here are five…

Its More Affordable to Buy than Rent in 98% of Metro Areas

More Affordable To Buy in 98% of Major Metros by THE KCM CREW on MARCH 27, 2012 · 0 COMMENTS Last week, Trulia released their Winter 2012 Rent vs. Buy Index. In the index, they report that: “After…

Is Chicago’s Real Estate Market making a turn?

The housing market in Chicago is clearly a buyers market. However, beginning in October of last year we began to feel a turn which is now showing up a tiny,…

Warning: Trash Talk!

Chicago Condo owners: Many buildings use private scavenger services to pick up their trash. In years past, if you used a private service for scavenger and did not use the city’s,…

A Successful Open House

Seller’s To Do List Clean and repair your home.  You may have already been doing this since your home has been on the market.  This time make it really shine…

5 Tips to Stage your home for the Fall

If you’ve had your home on the market throughout the spring and summer seasons and it still hasn’t sold, you might be starting to sweat. The heat and pressure are…

180 Things Real Estate Agents do to Earn their Commission

180 Things Real estate Agents Do To Earn Their Commission Make appointment with seller for listing presentation Send seller a written or e-mail confirmation of listing appointment and call to…

Top 10 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Agent

Top 10 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Agent By Elizabeth Weintraub With so much information readily available online, clients sometimes ask me, “Why should we hire a real estate…

How to take advantage of low interest rates even if you are underwater

 A Guest post from Mortgage Expert: Lenka Duffy Know anybody who’s underwater on their mortgage? How about people just above water, but they can’t take advantage of the low interest…

Own a piece of History: Frank Lloyd Wright designed Apartment for sale

Want to make the least-expensive investment ever in Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture? Consider investing in a new apartment at 2848 West Walnut street in Chicago.  Listed for sale is a…