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5 Fall Tips Before Listing in the Spring

If you’re planning to list your home in Chicago, you may or may not know that time of year is a huge factor in the success of your sale. A property that doesn’t sell after listing around Thanksgiving may get multiple offers if it’s a beautiful week at the end of March. Additionally, the price…

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Chicago Skyline from Lakeview

Top 23 Restaurants in Lakeview Chicago

Are you looking for the top restaurants in Lakeview Chicago to eat at with friends and family? I’ve put together a list of the best of the best in Lakeview, restaurants I have eaten at in the past that I absolutely love. The Lakeview community in Chicago has a lot to offer as it’s one…

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Steps to buying a home in Chicago as a first time homebuyer

Steps to buying a home in Chicago

It’s that crazy time of year yet again: buyers are out in full force trying to score that perfect home while fending off all the competition. Buying a home in Chicago is not much different than other cities across America. But I find that most first time homebuyers have no idea the number of steps…

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Dealing with Financing

As the events of the last few years in the real estate industry show, people forget about the tremendous financial responsibility of purchasing a home at their peril. Here are a few tips for dealing with the dollar signs so that you can take down that “for sale” sign on your new home. Get pre-approved….

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When is the best time to sell a home in Chicago

When should I sell my house in Chicago?

When is the best time to sell a home in Chicago? Should you list in the spring when the rush happens or in the slower months of fall and winter? Should you avoid the holidays? When should you sell your house in Chicago? There are a lot of circumstances to consider when deciding when to…

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City of Chicago Real Estate Closing Costs

Buying or selling a home in Chicago (and anywhere for that matter) is a time and labor intensive process involving many moving parts and several people are involved to make sure the transaction goes smoothly, protect you from unforeseen issues, and help you get the best deal. These people need to be paid for their…

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Andrew Hasdal Chicago Realtor

Renting versus buying – What’s right for you?

The longest ongoing debate about where you live is if you should buy or rent. This is an important decision because it will likely be the biggest purchase of your life and not something to be rushed. That being said, there are reasons to consider one over the other and everyone should weigh all factors…

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Best Value Apartments in Lakeview and Lincoln Park

Generally for rentals, I work with all the high rises in the immediate downtown area. This is the area with the highest demand and the best use of my time. However, I do some rentals outside of the downtown Chicago core, depending on the situation. If I get a referral from a past client or…

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10 commandments of apartment searching in Chicago

Looking for an apartment in Chicago and don’t know where to begin? Take a look at these ten commandments of apartment searching in Chicago and then give me a call! (847.373.8114; andrew@stephenandryan.com) Thou shalt not listen to false agents. If an agent tells you there’s nothing else available, chances are that he or she is…

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