Both the Chicago and National real estate market has cooled off over the past 12 months. Find out my thoughts of what this means for buyers and seller in the rest of 2019.
So you are ready to purchase a home. Where do you start? A great place to start the process is with engaging a real estate professional. Anyone can show homes but only a qualified real estate broker will help you navigate the process from contacting a financial planner, introducing you to a qualified lender and discuss your needs and wants to find you the right home. They should have access to off market properties as well as the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) to ensure you see everything that is available that fits your "must have" list. Qualified real estate professionals bring expertise and guidance that will make sure that you not only find a home that you love but one that will appreciate and will be marketable when you are ready to sell.
Ever wonder how long it takes to buy a home? In this video I cover the 5 steps you’ll encounter during the home buying process. I’ve also included a link below to my “Roadmap of a Transaction” that shows the timeframe for each step as well as some of my partners I use in my brokerage business. All of my partners are based out of Chicago but my lender partners are able to originate loans throughout the country. Enjoy the video and let me know what you think in the comments.
Below is a link to the Chicago Real Estate Market Data for Chicago. This report covers all the Chicago neighborhoods. What I find interesting is the increase of inventory since July of 2018. We will have to watch inventory going into Q2 of 2019 to give us more direction of the health of the market. There is a lot of data in this report so if you have any questions feel free to reach out to me and I’ll help answer any of your questions.
Modern and inviting, this spacious 2,300 ft. combined unit offers three bedrooms, 2.1 baths and magnificent upgrades including designer lighting and custom features throughout. The main living area showcases a luxurious open concept with lofty 15-foot ceilings and large, nearly floor to ceiling, windows which frame stunning views of the cityscape. This space is warm and bright yet still maintains a cozy feel – wonderful for entertaining and relaxing alike. Gather around the table for a delicious meal, sip your coffee out on the balcony or settle in to watch a favorite show. The artfully designed chef’s kitchen leaves nothing to be desired boasting stunning quartz countertops, gas cooktop, stainless steel appliances, wine refrigerator and huge center island. Prepare a meal and take-in the gorgeous views. Each of the bathrooms are upgraded with marble countertops and fine fixtures. Ideally located, close to shopping dining and entertainment. Residents enjoy a beautifully landscaped courtyard and 24 hour doorman.
This beautiful, three-bedroom, three bath home enjoys a fantastic location in Logan Square. Lovely details such as rustic exposed brick, built-in shelving and hardwood floors add character and charm. Relax in the inviting living room with large windows and ambient recessed lighting. Enjoy a thoughtfully laid out kitchen with stainless steel appliances and great cabinet storage. Sip your morning coffee in the lovely sunroom. Also find a fully fenced backyard and convenient 1 car garage. Ideally located within walking distance to parks, sports fields and nightlife.