Foreclosure notice of default in IL– what is it?

If you’ve gotten a foreclosure notice of default and want to know what the heck is going on, keep reading. Basically, a foreclosure notice of default is a document that has to be filed by a lender to start the process of foreclosure. The foreclosure notice of default must be sent to anyone who has … Continued

The State of the Market for Buyers in Chicago IL

Is it still a seller’s market today in Chicago? As experts in the Chicago real estate market, we get asked this question a lot. The answer isn’t as simple as yes or no. The State of the Market for Buyers in Chicago IL First off, it really depends on the property type and location. Single-family … Continued

How to Find a Good Real Estate Agent in Chicago

Hiring a real estate agent in Chicago can be frustrating. So what are the steps on how to find a good real estate agent in Chicago? Real estate brokers are everywhere you look… from billboards to mailers in your mailbox to benches at the bus stop. Many local large real estate brokers will spend thousands … Continued

What is a Pre-Foreclosure in Chicago?

With the economy changing, the number of homes across the country going into foreclosure is spiking. It’s important to understand the process beginning-to-end. So what is a pre-foreclosure in Chicago anyway? Inflation is at a forty-year high. Savings are low. Many homeowners across America and Chicago are facing difficulties making their monthly mortgage payments. When … Continued

How to Avoid Foreclosure in Chicago

If you let your home go to foreclosure, you might as well be burning money. While the housing market is changing, many people in Chicago] are still struggling to make their mortgage payments. If you’re underwater on your home, or having trouble keeping up with your monthly mortgage payments, you’re more than likely scared that … Continued

How to Sell Your House to an Investor in Chicago IL

There’s no place like home. Except the next home. And the one after that. Home ownership just isn’t what it was in the 1950s! In the past, people would buy a home and live there for literally the rest of their lives, often passing it on to their kids. To say things have changed is … Continued

Selling Your Home During a Divorce in Chicago

Getting a divorce… well, it sucks. This is not what you envisioned when walking down the aisle. You have so much stress and things to worry about, including potentially dividing the home you once shared. It’s extremely stressful and causes a lot of anxiety and fear.  This article aims to help ease that as much … Continued

How to Stay in My Home After Foreclosure in Chicago

A recent study estimates that nearly 50% of foreclosed properties are still occupied. Let that sink in. Half of people (ok, technically 47%) who are foreclosed on are still living in their homes! When you first see that stat you may be surprised… but we’re not. What most people don’t realize is that banks aren’t … Continued

What Do I Need To Do To Sell My House In Chicago IL?

You want to sell your Chicago house, and you want to get top dollar. Awesome! But “What do I need to do to sell my house in Chicago“? Here are some tips on how to get your home ready to sell if you’re looking for the top dollar that the market will bear: *NOTE: These … Continued

We Buy Houses in Chicago Companies – Are They Credible?

If you’ve been driving around in Chicagoland, chances are you’ve seen some billboards advertising companies stating “We Buy Houses”. They can also say things like “We Buy Chicago Houses!” or “Cash For Your House”. Are These “We Buy Houses in Chicago Companies” Credible? How do I know if the local house buying companies out there … Continued

Understanding the Foreclosure Process in Chicagoland

Understanding the foreclosure process in Chicago is an important part of navigating your own home foreclosure. Before we dive in… Understanding the Foreclosure Process in Chicago What is foreclosure anyway? Foreclosure is the legal process that lenders use to take back property securing a loan, generally after the borrower stops making payments. Foreclosure is no fun. … Continued

Can I Sell My House in Foreclosure in Chicago?

Do you have a house in Chicago that’s in foreclosure right now? Many people going through the Illinois foreclosure process want to get out from under that burdensome house and wonder if they can sell the house in foreclosure. The short answer: yes. The long answer: it’s a little more complicated, but usually you can … Continued

Selling My House for Cash in Chicago

Should you take a cash offer for your Chicago house? Not always. I’ll tell you how to sell any property for cash, some reasons to refuse a cash offer – and when you shouldn’t say no. Selling My House for Cash in Chicago If you’re selling a property in Chicago to an end buyer (the person … Continued

How Do I Sell My House Without An Agent in Chicago?

If you’re looking to sell your house or investment property in Chicago without using a real estate agent, we can help. Although we do cooperate with brokers, sometimes it’s best to avoid paying someone to be in the middle. After all, paying 5-6% of the sale of a property in a commission is a lot of … Continued