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10 Specialized Inspections to Consider Before Selling Your Hardwood Heights Home

Posted by Jim Huntzicker // October 31, 2016

Selling your Hardwood Heights home is a stressful and overwhelming time, and the home inspection process can be one of the greatest anxieties you’ll face as a seller. What will the inspector discover? Are there hidden flaws you don’t know about? Fortunately, there are ways for you to stay ahead of the game so you […]


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Ready to Buy a Northern Illinois Home? Review these Steps

Posted by Jim Huntzicker // October 24, 2016

If only buying a Northern Illinois house were as easy as having the cash on hand for a down payment. Unfortunately, it isn’t this easy and before you buy a Northern Illinois home, you need to really sit down and consider the changes that will take place in your life by becoming a Northern Illinois […]


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Getting a Mortgage: The 6 Documents you Will Need

Posted by Jim Huntzicker // October 17, 2016

Once upon a time, you could get approved for a mortgage with virtually no documentation, but those times are long gone. Because borrowers who can’t prove their income are likely to default on a mortgage, the banking industry has become far more selective about who they will approve for a mortgage. The current approval process […]


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Don’t Let Emotions Lead You to One of These 5 Norridge Home Sellers’ Mistakes

Posted by Jim Huntzicker // October 10, 2016

The entire process of selling your Norridge home from listing to handing over your keys is a highly emotional time. Know that you are not alone in feeling these wide-ranging emotions; plenty of sellers have felt such strong emotions that they have ended up standing in the way of their own sale. Below are some […]


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Buying a Second Home: Ask Yourself These Questions

Posted by Jim Huntzicker // October 3, 2016

It’s becoming increasingly common for homeowners to own more than one property. According to the National Association of Realtors, sales of second homes went up nearly 30% from the year 2012 to 2013. Purchasing a second home is exciting, but it also comes with unique financial considerations. Before you take the leap on the dreamy […]


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4 Things Park Ridge Home Sellers Try to Hide From Buyers

Posted by Jim Huntzicker // September 26, 2016

When you’ve found your Park Ridge dream home, it’s time to sign on the dotted line, right? Not quite so fast. If the Park Ridge home sellers neglected to disclose problems like pests or a cracked foundation and you didn’t realize this until after closing, then your dream home can turn into a nightmare very […]


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Tips to Get Your Niles House Ready to Sell

Posted by Jim Huntzicker // September 19, 2016

Ready to sell your Niles home on the market? Before you list, it’s important to make sure that your Niles house is in great shape. If you take shortcuts to get your home market-ready, you will likely end up paying for these later. Whether you’ve been putting off small repairs, organizing paperwork that’s in disarray […]


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Solutions for Buying Before Selling in Northern Illinois

Posted by Jim Huntzicker // September 12, 2016

It’s a situation that many face Northern Illinois home sellers face – wanting to move and buy a new home before you’ve sold your old one. Putting an offer in on a new house before you’ve sold your own is a financially tricky bet because nobody wants to pay for two homes. What happens if […]


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What’s the Perfect Credit Score for Obtaining a Mortgage?

Posted by Jim Huntzicker // September 5, 2016

You may think your credit score is a random trio of numbers that are the result of a complicated algorithm, but these numbers are responsible for many significant financial opportunities for you – including a mortgage. A credit score that is too low indicates to a lender that you are a risky borrower, while a […]


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Is Your Skokie Home Purchase the Right One?

Posted by Jim Huntzicker // August 29, 2016

The Skokie home purchase process can be an exciting time, but it’s also emotional and often very stressful. Chances are that once you’ve been to open houses and have started making offers, you are hooked on a house or two. Making it this far into the process may feel relatively final, but there are several […]


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