Check Out The Benefits of Living in a Condo

If you compare the price of a new two-bedroom home with the price of a two-bedroom condo in the same neighborhood, which do you think is cheaper? The condo will sell for at least 20-30% less than comparable detached housing. Owning your own roof, foundation and plot of land is much more expensive for your wallet and your time. When you are a condo owner, you share the maintenance expenses with the other people in the building, so when the roof leaks, you are not stuck with the full cost. Condos also offer amenities that you would otherwise not be able to afford. Many condo complexes have swimming pools, tennis courts, fancy exercise rooms and more. Condo homes are especially nice for empty-nesters who don’t need much space or for single families who are first time buyers. You may share a wall, but you still have your privacy mixed with luxury that you will not get from a detached home.

 Condo933 N Hermitage Ave 1, Chicago, IL

 

Take a look at this classic contemporary, new construction condo. It has 3 bedrooms and 2.1 baths. The ceilings are high, there are oak stained, hardwood floors, there is a lot of space for entertaining, there is a private garage, a deck, a sleek kitchen, Bosch appliances with Quartz counter tops and a full  back splash, a remote controlled electric fireplace, and the master bath has a spa bath with steam, an air tub and heated floors. This condo is a “must see” so when you are shopping for homes, take a look at this place. Do not discount the condo. It has may perks and benefits that you just will not get from a detached home.

Contact me if you have any questions about the benefits of living in a condo or if you would like to schedule an appointment to see this listing.

2013 Is up and running so is the West Loop!!!

Well it’s the 4th of January and real estate market is going great!! Our company has already taken 4 new listings for 2013 and 2 new buyers walked in our office wanting to start looking at condo’s here in the West Loop.  If this if any indications of things to come real estate in the West Loop and Chicagoland is moving well. I just had a previous client contact me about his friend telling him that his landlord is increasing his rent by 25%. Rents in the West Loop have increased by 20% in the last 3 years don’t look like that’s changing. When you  start comparing buying versus renting, buying is making more sense than ever. Check out our new website for articles on buying versus renting and register for your free news letters with local market updates. We have added a section under search properties you looking for something special , so when it comes on the market you’ll be one of the first to receive the info right into your email. Here’s to 2013.

 

Are you Buying a home? Here are Some Tips for Buying a Home in Illinois

As you consider buying a home in Illinois, take a look at these tip to help you know what you are looking for when buying your first home. Buying a home in illinois should not be intimidated or stressed out about such a great moment in life. Buying a home is the American Dream and I am here to help you find your dream home.

 

Buying a home in IllinoisTips for buying a home in Illinois

1. See what you can afford

When buying a home in Illinois, you should  first look at their budget and see what they can afford. Do you best to look at houses in your budget and see if you have the time and budget to buy a home that needs work, or calculate the cost and see if it is worth it to buy a home that does not need as much work. Regardless of your situation, first time buyers should see what is affordable.

2. Check the selling prices for homes

As you’re buying a home in Illinois, you should always see what the selling price is for a home. There are many great values out there. Don’t miss out on a great opportunity but not knowing what your options are. If the home is not in your price range and the selling price is not negotiable, do not waste your time with it. As a first time home buyer, it is important to weigh in all your options.

3. Find a reputable agent

Buying a home in Illinois is a big step in life, you should find a real estate agent and a reputable lending site that you can trust. It is important as a first time buyers to find a reputable agent and someone willing to help you find a home for the price you can afford and to help you find the best value possible.

For more questions please contact us. We are here to help first time buyer achieve great satisfaction when buying your first home.