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Buyers Information Guide
8 Steps to Getting Your Finances in Order, 5 Factors That Decide Your Credit Score, Your Property Wish List, Tips for Finding the Perfect Neighborhood, Tips on Buying in a Tight Market, The Pros and Cons of Condos, 5 Reasons You Need a REALTOR, Questions to Ask When Choosing a REALTOR, 10 Steps to Prepare for Homeownership, How Big a Mortgage Can I Afford?, 7 Reasons to Own Your Own Home, 5 Common First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes, 10 Tips for First-Time Homebuyers, 10 Things to Take the Trauma Out of Homebuying, 10 Questions to Ask a Home Inspector
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5 Things to know about Home Owners Insurance
Generally your homeowner’s insurance covers you for accidents that happen to other people on your property, including medical care, court costs, and awards by the court. However, there is usually an upper limit to the amount of coverage provided. Be sure that it’s sufficient if you have significant assets.
From Contract to Close
Once you have a signed contract there are numerous activities that happen. Follow a step by step list to help you navigate through the process of buying a home.
5 Things to Know About Title Insurance
Title insurance protects the holder from any losses sustained from defects in the title. It’s required by most mortgage lenders. Here are five other things you should know about title insurance.
Owning a Home
Here are some great reasons for investing in your future with buying a home.
Opportunites are abundant in today's housing market
Here are some tips on doing your homework and researching areas that you may be interesting in buying or selling a home.
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Purchasing a home
When buying a home, it’s important to think carefully about your offering price—but also your offering terms. Most purchase offers define both. And in some cases, terms and conditions can represent thousands of dollars in additional value for buyers—or additional costs.
Myth #1: All real estate agents are the same. Many buyers think that anyone who holds a real estate license is equally capable of assisting them in buying a home. But I could ask them, “Does everyone with a driver’s license operate a vehicle the same way?” Of course not. Both drivers and real estate agents are licensed by their state. But just as drivers approach the road differently, so can real estate licensees vary considerably in how they approach their job. Read the 9 other myths.
Real Estate Terms Defined
Real Estate terms with definitions
7 Reasons to own your own home
Here is the number 7th reason it is better to buy than pay rent. Stability. Remaining in one neighborhood for several years gives you a chance to participate in community activities, lets you and your family establish lasting friendships, and offers your children the benefit of educational continuity.
Common Closing Costs for Buyers
You’ll likely be responsible for a variety of fees and expenses that you and the seller will have to pay at the time of closing. Your lender must provide a good-faith estimate of all settlement costs. The title company or other entity conducting the closing will tell you the required amount for:
The Purchase Contract
Most real estate agents use standard pre-printed purchase contract forms, filling in the details specific to your purchase terms.
Information on Buying & Selling
Information on Buying & Selling
Closing Documets that you should keep
On closing day, expect to sign a lot of documents and walk away with a big stack of papers. Here’s a list of the most important documents you should file away for future reference.
Real Estate Commissions
Everyone deserves to be paid for valuable services they render to others, and real estate professionals are no different. But as a prospective homebuyer, you’ll want to be sure you understand how compensation factors into your transaction.
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Featured Properties List
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Aurora Homes for Sale
Aurora, Illinois 60507
Aurora Short Sales and Foreclosures
Bartlett Homes for Sale
Bartlett Short Sales and Foreclosures
Bartlett, Illinois, 60103
Batavia Homes for Sale
Batavia Short Sales and Foreclosures
Bloomingdale Short Sales and Foreclosures
Bloomingdale Homes for Sale
Bloomingdale, Illinois, 60108
Bolingbrook Homes for Sale
Bolingbrook Short Sales and Foreclosures
Bolingbrook, Illinois, 60440
Carol Stream Homes for Sale
Carol Stream Short Sales and Foreclosures
Carol Stream, Illinois, 60188
Downers Grove, Illinois, 60515
Downers Grove Homes for Sale
Downers Grove Short Sales and Foreclosures
Elmhurst, Illinois, 60126
Elmhurst Homes for Sale
Elmhurst Short Sales and Foreclosures
Glen Ellyn Homes For Sale
Glen Ellyn Short Sales and Foreclosures
GlenEllyn, Illinois, 60137
Glendale Heights Homes for Sale
Wheaton-Warrenville Real Estate
Glendale Heights Short Sales and Foreclosures
Glendale Heights, Illinois, 60139
Geneva, Illinois, 60134
Geneva Homes for Sale
Geneva Short Sales and Foreclosures
Aurora, Illinois,60506
Aurora, Illinois,60505
wheaton, illinois, 60189
Schaumburg, Illinois, 60194
Woodridge,Illinois, 60517
Addison Homes for Sale
Wesmont Homes for Sale
Oswego Homes for Sale
Elburn Homes for Sale
Plainfield Homes for Sale
Palatine Homes for sale
Arlington Heights Homes for Sale
Mount Prospect Homes for Sale
Wheaton, Il 60189
Hanover Park, Illinois, 60133
Hanover Park Homes for Sale
Hanover Park Short Sales and Foreclosures
Lisle Homes for Sale
Lisle Short Sales and Foreclosures
Lisle, Illinois, 60532
Lombard Homes for Sale
Lombard Short Sales and Foreclosures
Lombard, Illinois, 60148
Naperville, Illinois, 60540
Naperville Homes for Sale
Naperville Short Sales and Foreclosures
North Aurora Homes for Sale
North Aurora Short Sales and Foreclosures
North Aurora, Ilinois, 60542
Oak Brook Short Sales and Foreclosures
Oak Brook, Illinois, 60523
Oak Brook Homes for Sale
Oakbrook Terrace Homes for Sale
Oakbrook Terrace Short Sales and Foreclosures
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, 60181
Roselle, Illinois, 60172
Roselle Homes for Sale
Roselle Short Sales and Foreclosures
Saint Charles Homes for Sale
Saint Charles Short Sales and Foreclosures
Schaumburg Homes for Sale
Schaumburg Short Sales and Foreclosures
Schaumburg, Illinois, 60193
Streamwood, Illinois, 60107
Streamwood Short Sales and Foreclosures
Streamwood Homes for Sale
Villa Park Homes for Sale
Villa Park Short Sales and Foreclosures
Villa Park, Illinois, 60181
Warrenville Short Sales and Foreclosures
Warenville Homes for Sale
Warrenville, Illinois, 60555
West Chicago, Illinois 60185
West Chicago Short Sales and Foreclosures
West Chicago Homes for Sale
Wheaton Short Sales and Foreclosures
Wheaton, Illinois, 60187
Wheaton Homes for Sale