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Buying a Short Sale Property in Illinois Buying a Short Sale Property in Illinois

By Thomas Mitchell

Buying a short sale home is one of the tougher real estate transactions to pull off. But if you're convinced that the home of your dreams on the other side of the closing, it may be worth the wait. We offer these tips to prep you on what a short sale transaction entails.

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Where to Find Your Real Estate Lawyer: An Interview with Michael Helfand Where to Find Your Real Estate Lawyer: An Interview with Michael Helfand

By Kristen Bosse

We interview Michael Helfand, Owner of FindGreatLawyers.com, who shares with us the true advantage of hiring a Real Estate Lawyer to assist you throughout your purchase of a new home.

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Buying a Home with Bad Credit: It's Possible Buying a Home with Bad Credit: It's Possible

By Thomas Mitchell

Having bad credit makes it hard to make big purchases of any kind. In this article we offer some alternative methods to buying a new home, even if your credit score is in the toilet.

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Preparing Your House for a Move: An Interview with Mike Tae of E-Z Movers Inc. Preparing Your House for a Move: An Interview with Mike Tae of E-Z Movers Inc.

By Kristen Bosse

We interview Mike Tae of E-Z Movers Inc. to gain insight on the moving process and correct steps to take when preparing for a substantial move.

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Mortgage Costs Mortgage Costs

By Tabitha Naylor

When you buy a home there are a variety of costs you must be prepared to pay as part of the process to obtain a mortgage and close on a property. You can work with your realtor to find ways to minimize your closing costs.

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Passage of Title in Illinois Passage of Title in Illinois

By Tabitha Naylor

When buying or selling a home, one of the most important legal steps that must happen is the passage of the title from the seller to the buyer. Inside, we review how the process works, and why it's important.

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Homeownership For Younger Americans Homeownership For Younger Americans

By Elizabeth Elstien

Across the country, young Americans are improving their financial fitness and putting themselves in prime position to purchase their first home. Inside, we highlight the many homeownership options, and outline why the time is right to take the plunge.

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Curb Appeal Revealed Curb Appeal Revealed

By Elizabeth Elstien

The first impression your for-sale home makes on buyers is critical. Use these tips to spruce up your curb appeal and get more showings of your home for a faster sale.

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Diversity At Home Diversity At Home

By Elizabeth Elstien

April is national Fair Housing Month, all due to 1968 federal law. Learn how important this law is and what you can do to be treated fairly in the real estate process.

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Homeowner's Association:  Friend Or Foe Homeowner's Association: Friend Or Foe

By Elizabeth Elstien

HOA rules are meant to create and maintain a certain lifestyle, improve the community and increase home values. Sometimes the rules get out of hand. Learn how to make the right community-home purchase.

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