10 Important Tax Breaks For Homeowners

Posted by Brad Davis // January 13, 2016

1. Home mortgage and refinancing: If you purchased a home in 2015, in addition to mortgage interest deductions, which might be smaller if you bought later in 2015, you can most likely write off both the origination and discount points on your tax returns. 1% of the principal loan amount is equivalent to 1 point. […]

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6 Key Real Estate Moves To Make Before The End Of The Year

Posted by Brad Davis // December 27, 2015

1. Buy a House If you can close escrow on a home before the end of the year, you can take a nice deduction on your 2015 taxes. Those include mortgage interest, points paid on a mortgage, property taxes, and mortgage insurance. Getting preapproved now can also mean locking in a low interest rate before […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts Of Pricing Your House To Get It Sold

Posted by Brad Davis // December 10, 2015

In Chicago’s market, demand is outpacing supply in many areas of the city and suburbs. Pricing a house is one of the biggest challenges a homeowner can face. Pricing your Chicago home higher than the actual appraised value can lead to a home sitting on the market for months. Whether you are working with an […]

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5 Steps To Prepare Your Home For Thanksgiving

Posted by Brad Davis // November 23, 2015

Thanksgiving is almost here marking the start of the busy holiday season, filled with family get-togethers, holiday parties, presents and lots of food. It is important your home is prepared for all of these activities. It feels like we just took down our Halloween decorations and now it’s time to get the house ready for […]

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What Higher Interest Rates May Mean For Chicago Real Estate

Posted by Brad Davis // November 10, 2015

Recently, Federal Reserve officials explicitly said they might raise short-term interest rates in December, pushing back against investors who have bet that the central bank wouldn’t move this year. The message appeared to have the desired effect. Before the Fed released its policy statement Wednesday, traders in futures markets put about a 1-in-3 probability on […]

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The Top 4 Reasons To Sell Your Chicago Home This Fall

Posted by Brad Davis // November 3, 2015

1. Strong Demand The latest numbers show that there are significantly more prospective Chicago homebuyers currently looking at homes than last year. These buyers are ready, willing, and able to purchase a new home, and they are in the market right now. Take advantage of the buyer activity currently in the market. 2. Less Competition […]

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4 Tips To Make Your Home Safe For Halloween

Posted by Brad Davis // October 22, 2015

Halloween in Chicago is a time for both kids and grownups to dress up in fun costumes and celebrate the season. The Halloween season is filled fun, excitement, a lot of candy but also the potential for accidents in your home. Here are four tips to make your home safer for trick-or-treaters. • Avoid candles […]

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What’s The Best Time Of Year To Sell Your Chicago Home?

Posted by Brad Davis // October 8, 2015

The Chicago real estate market fluctuates throughout the seasons and even month to month. There are times that work better for selling your home quickly or to get a better advantage when it comes to buying a home. These differ across the different neighborhoods in Chicago, but there are some trends that can be seen […]

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5 Reasons to Take Good Care of Your Gutters This Fall

Posted by Brad Davis // August 29, 2015

Fall in Chicago is rapidly approaching and that means all of those pretty leaves on the trees surrounding your home will soon be falling to the ground or landing on your roof eventually ending up in your rain gutter system. Taking good care of your gutters should be an important part of your Fall season […]

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Does Your Chicago Home Search Focus On Functionality

Posted by Brad Davis // August 24, 2015

Finding a Chicago home with functionality begins with making a good decision based on your requirements for a home and what you can afford. Whether you rent or buy, you decide which home to choose based on affordability, availability and functionality. Renting in Chicago is a decent option for the short term but rates are […]

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