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When a Chicago Building Permit IS NOT Required

We often get questions on how to do a renovation without a permit in the city of Chicago. Well here’s the official answer: A building permit is NOT required for the following types of minor work for any type of existing building* * Excludes proposed and designated Chicago Landmarks and buildings in proposed or designated Chicago Landmark districts. For more information, contact…

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Down Payment Misperceptions Persist

Tackling Home Financing and Downpayment Misconceptions This is a reprint of a National Association of Realtors Article January 7, 2022 Financing & Credit By: Jessica Lautz The article below is a reprint from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Please note that we have some referral lenders with conventional lending programs with as little as 3.5…

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Mortgage Interest Deductions 101: What You Should Know

If you don’t enjoy doing your taxes, you’re not alone. (Sometimes, it even feels feel like hot pokers under the fingernails.) But taxes can be fun when you understand how to make the best of your personal financial situations. Savvy investors must understand the power of taking all of the deductions you can—legally, of course.…

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WHERE ARE THE BEST SUBURBS FOR CITY-LIKE LIVING?

The Dallas and Chicago metro markets offer some of the best suburbs for city-living and suburban atmosphere, according to StorageCafe. By Vincent Salandro Courtesy Adobe Stock While the suburbs have not always been able to compete with cities in terms of lifestyle offerings, shifting expectations in recent years have caused many suburban areas to offer more…

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Fed sees three rate hikes next year

Fed sees three rate hikes next year Fed will aggressively dial back its bond buying, sees three rate hikes next year PUBLISHED WED, DEC 15 20212:01 PM EST UPDATED WED, DEC 15 20216:28 PM EST Jeff [email protected]@JEFFCOXCNBCCOM SHAREShare Article via FacebookShare Article via TwitterShare Article via LinkedInShare Article via Email KEY POINTS The Federal Reserve provided…

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Zip codes with the fastest growing rent in Chicago

Story name: Zip codes with the fastest growing rent in Chicago Canonical URL: https://stacker.com/illinois/chicago/zip-codes-fastest-growing-rent-chicago Written by: Stacker Description: Stacker compiled a list of zip codes with the fastest growing rent in Chicago using data from Zillow. Zip codes with the fastest growing rent in Chicago Since the start of the 21st century and prior to…

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The Top Seven Traits Of A Successful Real Estate Investor

This is a repeat of an article we love from Forbes David Green:   Real estate is said to have made more millionaires than anything else. For those who have successfully made money in it, it’s not hard to see why. With so many different ways to grow wealth investing in real estate, there are…

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Soaring Home Prices Are Roiling Appraisals and Upending Sales

This is a reprint of an article from the Wall Street Journal.  We have a solution to the Appraisal Problem. Click the link at the bottom of the article. By Nicole Friedman Oct 11, 2021 Jason and Talitha Brooks listed their house in Orange Park, Fla., in June at $320,000. After receiving multiple bids, the couple…

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Biden’s Proposed Tax Changes: What Investors Should Know

Biden’s Proposed Tax Changes: What Investors Should Know   This is a repeat of an article from Amanda Han – A CPA specializing in Tax Strategies Many of you have been anxiously awaiting this information for several months, and it is finally here. We now have more insight into what the proposed tax policies and…

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