Chicago West Lawn Home Inspection

Chicago Home Inspections and What to Expect

Once you’re under contract on the home you’re buying in Chicago, you’ll want to conduct a home inspection to properly do your due diligence. If you’re a seller, you’ll also want to know what to expect from a buyer who’s having a home inspection completed on your home. It can make or break a deal,…

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2021 is off to a 🔥 start!

This year has started off very hot, with buyers coming out in greater numbers than in the past. If you look at the following charts showing activity for all of Chicago, there was an increase of 16.6% year-over-year for contracts written on single family detached homes and a 35.2% increase for single family attached (condos,…

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My Top 5 Most 2020-Defining Transactions

2020 wasn’t just one for the books. It could constitute a whole book itself. There were numerous negative events and days throughout the year, many where we didn’t know what the future held. But there were so many positives as well. 2020 taught us appreciation for what we have. It taught us to cherish each…

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Chicago Housing Market 2021

Predictions for the 2021 Chicago Real Estate Market

What will happen in the 2021 Chicago Real Estate Market? Real estate agents aren’t psychics. We don’t know what will happen tomorrow, let alone one year from now. But with the current information we have, we make our best guesses as to what the future will bring and use that information to help guide our…

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There are Two Sides to Every Story

It’s been an interesting year in Chicago real estate, to say the least. Every week that goes by we have new data to use that helps determine what’s going on and where the market is headed. As of late, the most interesting piece of data I’m seeing is the build in the inventory of condos…

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Are you in the market for a new home in Chicago? Maybe you’re a first time homebuyer and looking for just the right place? Well, I have FOUR options for you this weekend to check out. Four open houses for four listings, this is OPENHOUSEAPALOOZA!   Saturday 10:00 – 12:00 2930 N Sheridan Road #2205…

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A Full Circle Sale

Recently I sold a condo at 1931 W Diversey Pkwy, that closed for just under list price and sold in the first weekend with two offers. And while that’s great and all, this one was especially important to me because how it came to be was a roller coaster ride that can be traced back…

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Why We’re Buying a Home During a Pandemic

As the dust settles from a chaotic June, July has still been an active market, including my fiance and I buying a new home. We have been looking for 6-8 months pretty actively, some weeks more than others. While we found a few that would work, we ultimately compromised on a few things with the…

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June Update on the State of the Chicago Market

June. Was. Crazy. There was lots of speculation over what we thought¬†could happen, although no one knew for sure. Once we saw numbers starting to creep back up in late April, we could see a market heating back up, but with demand rising faster than inventory. Buyers are more easily able to go back out…

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May Update on the State of the Chicago Market

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March, there was a frenzy in the market and most activity came to a screeching halt. March numbers were down year over year, but we wouldn’t see what was really happening in each neighborhood until we got the full month of April in. Well, as the month went on,…

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