What Makes a Home A Great Buy?

Posted by Brad Davis // August 10, 2015

Some homes in Chicago sell way faster than others for several different reasons. Everyone has different tastes and ideas about what they consider makes a home attractive to buyers. Studies show that these four criteria make a home a great buy, not only in the Chicago area but the entire U.S. When you look for […]

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Selling Your Chicago Home? Here’s How To Choose The Best Offer

Posted by Brad Davis // July 21, 2015

The Chicago housing market is on the rebound, home prices are rising, and for the first time in nearly a decade, receiving two or more offers at the same time is a common occurrence. It’s a good problem to have if you’re selling your home in Chicago. However, before you lean back in your chair […]

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The Best Time To Sell Your Home In Chicago Is Now

Posted by Brad Davis // July 11, 2015

It’s no secret that the best time to sell your home in Chicago is in the summertime. The summer in Chicago is the best time of year to attract buyers for several reasons not just the beautiful weather. Having your home summer-ready can increase the chances of it selling faster. Searching for homes often increases […]

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Steps To A Headache Free Chicago Move

Posted by Brad Davis // July 8, 2015

Moving to a new Chicago home can be an exciting journey. Whether you're changing cities or moving to a new neighborhood, a move is not only a change of scenery, it's the start of a new chapter in your life. Moving can also be very stressful, often seeming like one thing after another has to […]

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What To Do When Your Home Gets Storm Damage

Posted by Brad Davis // June 25, 2015

Flooding can occur at any time of the year in areas all across the nation. This year’s stormy weather has already been creating destructive tornados and dumping inches of rain all across Chicago and Illinois. Thundershowers have hit Chicago causing damage to unprepared homeowner’s property. When heavy rains hit, homeowners can be caught off guard […]

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Facing Foreclosure In Chicago? Avoid Capital Gains

Posted by Brad Davis // June 19, 2015

Losing a home to foreclosure can be catastrophic. If you’re in the Chicago area and losing your home to foreclosure this is the general process that will take place. The mortgage lender claims the property. As the homeowner, you will be forced to move, your credit and future ability to buy a home in the […]

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Home Ownership Goals

Posted by Brad Davis // June 12, 2015

With the dramatic fluctuations in Chicago housing prices over the last decade, Chicago residents have a new respect for their primary homes as potential future investments. The flip side is that your Chicago investment property is still a home, one you're likely to occupy for many years. According to the annual Profile of Home Buyers […]

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10 Things You Should Do Before Moving

Posted by Brad Davis // June 5, 2015

If you’re looking to purchase a new home this year or if you are planning on moving it’s important to remember there are several housekeeping items that will make your move as smooth as possible. 1. Change your address Stop into your local post office or visit the United States Postal Service's website to change […]

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6 Excuses Home Sellers Make That Cost Money

Posted by Brad Davis // June 2, 2015

1. I'm waiting for the value of my home to increase. If you're planning to buy another house with the proceeds from the sale of your home, waiting for a better market may not be the best strategy. When your property goes up in value, so do others. Property value gains in your neighborhood may […]

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Homebuyer and Seller Etiquette

Posted by Brad Davis // May 22, 2015

Most new homebuyers and sellers begin their search with a realtor or with investors like the professionals at Great 2 Be Home. Unfortunately most new homebuyers and sellers don’t know that there is etiquette involved when you are working with professional realtors. Whether you are selling your home or looking to purchase a new home […]

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