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An Update in Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak

I want to start off this post with a quote/meme I saw which perfectly sums up the present day: “I don’t even remember what we used to talk about before the coronavirus.” While it’s a very serious issue right now, we need to remain positive and think of ways we can best prepare for the…

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How Much Interest Rates Matter

If you haven’t been paying attention to the news recently, you may be missing out on the fact that mortgage rates are reaching all time lows. “Investors are fleeing to safe-haven investments amid renewed coronavirus fears, sending 10-year Treasury yields sharply lower and this, in turn, will push U.S. mortgage rates to new lows.” Bankrate –…

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How to Win a Multiple Offer Situation

  How to Win a Multiple Offer Situation in Chicago Buying a home in Chicago can be tricky during the chaos of the spring real estate season. If you’re trying to buy a home during this time of year, you need to be prepared to face multiple offer situations. In a multiple offer situation, two…

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Walking Away from a Home – Inspections

In part 1 of this series, I talked about walking away from a home when the property is overpriced and the seller isn’t being realistic. Sometimes you can open up the discussion with an offer and be surprised that a seller will be willing to accept a lower offer than you expect. And sometimes they…

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A Tale of Two Listings (part 2)

As I was trying to sell the first place, I had another 2 bed/2 bath listing come on the market in Lakeview. This was a duplex in relatively older building with garage parking and some dedicated yard space. It held a special place in my heart because I had sold it to the owner, a…

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A Tale of Two Listings (part 1)

What follows is a tale of two listings. Real estate can be a perplexing game at times. Sometimes you know exactly how the market will react to a property and other times you are surprised by a listing that won’t sell or a buyer that does a complete 180 with their search. I recently had…

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