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Top Places To Live In Illinois Outside Of Greater Chicago Top Places To Live In Illinois Outside Of Greater Chicago

We take a look at the top seven places to live in the suburban areas of Illinois.

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A Closer Look At The Most Popular Neighborhoods In Chicago A Closer Look At The Most Popular Neighborhoods In Chicago

A brief overview of the most popular neighborhoods to live in Chicago, IL.

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Evaluating the Asking Price of a House Evaluating the Asking Price of a House

By Jynette DeMarco

This article explains how a seller determines an asking price. It then describes how this price is sometimes different than the true market price of the house and how a buyer should calculate their offering price.

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Foreclosure Investing Foreclosure Investing

By Jynette DeMarco

There are obvious financial savings that come with investing in a foreclosed house. However, there are also hidden costs and risks that might arise. This article compares the risks and the rewards of foreclosure investing.

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Tips to Reduce the Likelihood of Having Your Home Broken Into Tips to Reduce the Likelihood of Having Your Home Broken Into

Whether you're away on vacation or simply gone during the work hours of the day, your home is at risk of being broken into. There are numerous ways to mitigate the risk of such an event occurring. The following tips will either make the burglar less likely to choose to break into your house or more likely to flee once they attempt to break in.

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Agent's Protocol Agent's Protocol

By Edmund Gallese

You are ready to start the home search and you want to secure a buyer's agent to represent you. Here are a few tips to make sure you get the most out of your agent.

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Closing the Deal Closing the Deal

By Derren Peters

You did all your homework, and aligned with all the right professionals. You found the home of your dreams, made an offer and sweated out the back and forth negotiations. And now, finally - finally! - your offer has been accepted. Congrats! But through your jubilation, keep in mind there are still potential pitfalls related to the closing process.

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