Posts Tagged ‘#homeownership’

Lease Purchase Program- lets you pick out a home listed for sale to rent, and buy if you want to.

How Lease Purchase Began  When the Great Recession of 2008 hit, the mortgage market changed forever. Thousands of people across the country wanted to purchase a great single-family home, but were unable to as a result of the tightening credit requirements. Current Home Partners CEO, Bill Young, began strategizing a solution to this problem by providing access to capital that…

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What Does the Supreme Court’s Eviction Moratorium Ruling Mean?

The U.S. Supreme Court recently denied a request to block the CDC from imposing their eviction moratorium—giving the federal moratorium another month of life. The ruling came from a court split 5-4, with Justice Kavanaugh and Chief Justice John Roberts joining Justices Sotomayor, Kagan, and Breyer to block the request made by real estate trade…

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May 2021 Market Snapshot

May 2021 Market Snapshot MARKET SNAPSHOT — CITY OF CHICAGO May 2021 Market Snapshot- *The City of Chicago Market Snapshot represents the residential real estate activity within the 77 officially defined Chicago community areas as provided by the Chicago Association of REALTORS®. 3,403 properties were sold in the City of Chicago in May 2021. This…

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The 26 Best Curb Appeal Ideas for Every Budget

  Curb Appeal Ideas for $0 – $500 1. Create a Seating Area on the Porch Estimated cost: Free – $500 Will you need to hire a contractor? No 2. Use Lawn Paint to Make a Brown Lawn Green Again Estimated cost: $150 Will you need to hire a contractor? No 3. Add New House Numbers Estimated cost: $20 –…

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Mortgage Rates Rise Above 3%

For the first time in 10 weeks, mortgage rates inched above 3%—and the era of 2% rates may be over. “As the economy progresses and inflation remains elevated, we expect that rates will continue to gradually rise in the second half of the year,” said Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief economist. “For those homeowners who…

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Chicagoland Weekly Real Estate Snap Shot – Week of June 22

Chicagoland Weekly Real Estate Snap Shot- The final week of spring marked the third consecutive week of active listing increases in MRED’s marketplace. 61,025 total active listings were in connectMLS as the calendar flipped to summer, the first instance of 61,000+ active listings since December of 2020. Learn more in MRED’s Weekly Market Snapshot.        …

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Pilot Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) Ordinance Approved

Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance (ADU) Approved An Accessory Dwelling Unit  or ADU is a legal and regulatory term for a secondary house or apartment that shares the building lot of a larger, primary house. An ADU can be a tiny house in the backyard, a coach house, a granny flat, a build-out space in the…

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Is The Housing Market Going To Cool Off Soon

Is the housing market going to cool down? According to data provided by the Federal Reserve, inventory bottomed out nationally in October, hitting levels we haven’t seen since 2004. This has led to one heck of a seller’s market over the last couple of months.  The months supply of inventory for single-family homes in Chicagoland…

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How Student Loans Impact Your Credit Profile- Need Help?

Student Loans Impact on Your Credit Student Loans- There are a lot of people out there who receive tremendous benefits from student loan assistance. This doesn’t include the 30% of people who obtain one only to drop out of school early, or for our 300,000 waiters and waitresses that have a Bachelor’s degree. It’s certainly…

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