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Make It Better’s Best Real Estate Company: @properties

By Erich Ziebarth | September 23, 2018

  @properties has been named Best Real Estate Company by Make It Better Magazine’s annual Best Of survey for the third year in a row. Read More: Make It Better’s Best Real Estate Company: @properties

How to Honor a Veteran Today and Everyday

By Leslie Glazier | November 12, 2018

How to Honor a Veteran Today and Everyday | Simplifying The MarketOne hundred years ago, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we marked the end of the “war to end all wars.” That day, which was to be observed annually on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, became known as Armistice Day and then, later on, became Veterans Day. […]

VA Home Loans by the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Leslie Glazier | November 9, 2018

Some Highlights:

The Veterans Administration (VA) Home Loan is a benefit that is available to more than 22 million veterans & 2 million active duty service members which helps them achieve their dreams of homeownership.
In 2017, $189 billion wa…

The Difference an Hour Will Make This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Leslie Glazier | November 2, 2018

Every Hour in the US Housing Market: 

596 Homes Sell
278 Homes Regain Positive Equity
Median Home Values Go Up $1.20

How Will Home Sales Measure Up Next Year?

By Leslie Glazier | November 1, 2018

How Will Home Sales Measure Up Next Year? | Simplifying The MarketThere are many questions about where home sales are headed next year. We have gathered the most reliable sources to help answer this question. Here are our sources: Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) – As the leading advocate for the real estate finance industry, the MBA enables members to successfully deliver fair, sustainable, and responsible real […]

Thinking of Selling Your Home? Here’s Why You Need A Pro in Your Corner

By Leslie Glazier | October 29, 2018

Thinking of Selling Your Home? Here’s Why You Need A Pro in Your Corner | Simplifying The MarketWith home prices on the rise and buyer demand still strong, some sellers may be tempted to try and sell their homes on their own without using the services of a real estate professional. Real estate agents are trained and experienced in negotiation and, in most cases, the seller is not. Sellers must realize that […]

20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Leslie Glazier | October 19, 2018

Some Highlights:

When listing your house for sale, your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible!
There are many small projects that you can do to ensure this happens!
Your real estate agent will have a list of specific sugg…

Baby Boomers are Downsizing, Are You Ready to Move?

By Leslie Glazier | October 16, 2018

Baby Boomers are Downsizing, Are You Ready to Move? | Simplifying The MarketFor a while now baby boomers have been blamed for a portion of the housing market’s current lack of housing inventory, but should they really be getting the blame? Here’s what some of the experts have to say on the subject: Aaron Terrazas, Senior Economist at Zillow, says that “Boomers are healthier and working longer […]

What’s Going On With Home Prices?

By Leslie Glazier | October 9, 2018

What’s Going On With Home Prices? | Simplifying The MarketAccording to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insights Report, national home prices in August were up 5.5% from August 2017. This marks the first time since June 2016 that home prices did not appreciate by at least 6.0% year-over-year. CoreLogic’s Chief Economist Frank Nothaft gave some insight into this change, “The rise in mortgage rates this […]

The True Cost of NOT Owning Your Home

By Leslie Glazier | October 8, 2018

The True Cost of NOT Owning Your Home | Simplifying The MarketOwning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue to rent! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part of the American Dream for the entirety of America’s existence. Realtor.com reported that: “Buying remains the more attractive option in the long term – that remains the […]

How Will Home Sales Measure Up Next Year?

How Will Home Sales Measure Up Next Year? | Simplifying The MarketThere are many questions about where home sales are headed next year. We have gathered the most reliable sources to help answer this question. Here are our sources: Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) – As the leading advocate for the real estate finance industry, the MBA enables members to successfully deliver fair, sustainable, and responsible real […]

Thinking of Selling Your Home? Here’s Why You Need A Pro in Your Corner

Thinking of Selling Your Home? Here’s Why You Need A Pro in Your Corner | Simplifying The MarketWith home prices on the rise and buyer demand still strong, some sellers may be tempted to try and sell their homes on their own without using the services of a real estate professional. Real estate agents are trained and experienced in negotiation and, in most cases, the seller is not. Sellers must realize that […]

20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights:

When listing your house for sale, your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible!
There are many small projects that you can do to ensure this happens!
Your real estate agent will have a list of specific sugg…

2 Factors to Watch in Today’s Real Estate Market Whether Buying or Selling

2 Factors to Watch in Today’s Real Estate Market Whether Buying or Selling | Simplifying The MarketWhen it comes to buying or selling a home there are many factors you should consider. Where you want to live, why you want to buy or sell, and who will help you along your journey are just some of those factors. When it comes to today’s real estate market, though, the top two factors […]

Mortgage Interest Rates are Still Going Up… Should You Wait to Buy?

Mortgage Interest Rates are Still Going Up… Should You Wait to Buy? |Simplifying The MarketMortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased by close to a quarter of a percent over the last several weeks. Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Association, and the National Association of Realtors are all calling for mortgage rates to rise another quarter of a percent by next year. In addition to the predictions from the four major reporting agencies […]

Make It Better’s Best Real Estate Company: @properties

  @properties has been named Best Real Estate Company by Make It Better Magazine’s annual Best Of survey for the third year in a row. Read More: Make It Better’s Best Real Estate Company: @properties

25% of Homes with a Mortgage are Now Equity Rich!

25% of Homes with a Mortgage are Now Equity Rich! | Simplifying The MarketRising home prices have been in the news a lot lately and much of the focus has been on whether home prices are accelerating too quickly, as well as how sustainable the growth in prices really is. One of the often-overlooked benefits of rising prices, however, is the impact that they have on a homeowner’s […]

How One Of The Youngest Executive Chefs In Chicago Went From Grilled Cheese To mfk

Alisha Elenz is the top chef at mfk., which has received three Bib Gourmands in three years. LAKEVIEW — Alisha Elenz has spent all her life in one kitchen or another, tagging along to her mom’s job at a banquet hall, helping in her uncle’s pizza parlor and cooking up seafood at her own job at…

Is Buying a Home Really More Stressful Than Planning a Wedding? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights:

According to a new survey from Open Listings, 62% of Americans ages 25-54 believe that buying a home is more stressful than planning a wedding.
Many young couples are saving for a wedding and a home at the same time.
The average US …

Home Prices Have Appreciated 6.9% in 2018

Home Prices Have Appreciated 6.9% in 2018 | Simplifying The MarketBetween 1987 and 1999, which is often referred to as the ‘Pre-Bubble Period,’ home prices grew at an average of 3.6% according to the Home Price Expectation Survey. Every month, the economists at CoreLogic release the results of their Home Price Insights Report, which includes the actual year-over-year change in prices across the country and […]

Top 3 Myths About Today’s Real Estate Market

Top 3 Myths About Today’s Real Estate Market | Simplifying The MarketThere are many conflicting headlines when it comes to describing today’s real estate market. Some are making comparisons to the market we experienced 10 years ago and are starting to believe that we may be doomed to repeat ourselves. Others are just plain wrong when it comes to what it takes to qualify for a […]

Homebuyers Willing to Sacrifice ‘Must-Haves’ in Favor of Good School Districts

Homebuyers Willing to Sacrifice ‘Must-Haves’ in Favor of Good School Districts | Simplifying The MarketIt should come as no surprise that buying a home in a good school district is important to homebuyers. According to a report from Realtor.com, 86% of 18-34 year-olds and 84% of those aged 35-54 indicated that their home search areas were defined by school district boundaries. What is surprising, however, is that 78% of […]

Have You Outgrown Your Starter Home?

Have You Outgrown Your Starter Home? | Simplifying The MarketFor many Americans, buying their first home is their first taste of achieving part of the American Dream. There is a sense of pride that comes along with owning your own home and building your family’s wealth through your monthly mortgage payment. It may seem hard to imagine that the first home you purchased (which […]

Chicago Lifestyle Condo with Huge Terrace

Rarely available and most desirable tier in the building!  Large 2BR/2BA corner unit with split floor plan offers 1300 sq ft + huge 500SF terrace. Perfect for grilling, gardening and enjoying the warm weather. Open floor-plan w/ ample space for full dining set.  Kitchen features stainless steel appliances, pantry & granite counter-tops including island w/…